Panaji, Jul 21 : NSUI Goa has demanded 100 percent vaccination for students before starting physical classes.
In a statement, NSUI Goa President Naushad Chowdhari said the latest circular dated 16th July 2021 issued by Directorate of Higher Education said that the Government of Goa was planning to start physical classes once the teaching and non-teaching staff were vaccinated for ensuring the safety of all concerned especially the students.
”We (NSUI) fail to understand how students will be safe without vaccination? Are these physical classes to be held only between teaching and non-teaching staff since government is excluding students for vaccination before starting physical classes?. For the physical classes to start there is an involvement of students and teaching and non-teaching staff not just involvement of teaching and non teaching staff as mentioned in the circular. Why is Chief Minister Pramod Sawant not organising special vaccination camps for students?,” he asked.
Stating that opening educational institutes without vaccinating students would be fatal for students, he said and condemned the decision of government for taking the students life for granted and for always being insensitive and irresponsible towards students’ futures.
He said,” As per the experts and the chief of AIIMS Dr Randeep Guleria third wave of Covid 19 is inevitable and it will hit India in few weeks but inspite of knowing these facts the government is taking such a decision putting lives of thousands at risk.”