Students suffer due to tug-of-war between varsity, college faculties


Students of Intermediate studying at Emerson University are suffering due to tug- of-war between faculty, over college’s reconstitution as university.

Some students of FSc studying in Emerson University told APP on condition of anonymity on Thursday that despite order of classes resumption by govt from 9 to 12 for two days in week on Mondays and Thursday, no class could be held in this week.

“We went to take our class on recommended days, but were returned by security guards of university from main gate.

We were not allowed to enter the university, they regretted. Actually, tug -of-war between faculty members over reconstitution of Govt Emerson College as Emerson University has affected our studies a lot, they said adding that they had already faced great loss of studies in wake of Coronavirus.

“Today, we were told that our classes would be held after Eid-ul Fitr in May. Our exams are likely to be held in July and we are left with just a little over two months time for preparation.

Who will be responsible for our academic loss? ‘they questioned. Govt has just allowed conducting of board classes only for preparation of exams, but unfortunately our teachers are not performing their duties under cover of university-College tussle, they lamented.

When approached a senior faculty member of Emerson University requesting annoynimity informed that a group of teachers of was backing students to hold a strike in favour of restoration of Govt Emerson College as they were not in favour of its reconstitution as university.—APP

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