Mangalore, Sep 28: The students of various industrial training institutes (ITIs) in Mangalore staged a protest in front of the DC’s office on September 28, Tuesday against the decision of the Directorate General of Employment and Training (DGET) to hold re-examinations for final year students.
They organized a protest march from Bhavuta Gudde to the DC’s office and staged a protest there, raising slogans against the DGET’s decision.
Explaining the matter, advocate Dinakar Shetty said that conducting re-examination of calculation and workshop science will be unfair for thousands of students who have already answered these papers in July 2010.
Vishwa, the president of the Students’ Union, said that the government is being unfair to the student community by making them write the examinations again just because of some mistake for which they are not responsible. The ITI students are poor students, who have already got jobs and are waiting for their results. The government’s decision will therefore have an adverse effect on their careers, he claimed.
The DGET had decided to conduct re-examinations after complaints of question paper leakage in 5 examination centres. Ashwath Hegde, the student president, demanded that the re-examination should be conducted only in those 5 centres.