The student activists of Student Federation of India (SFI) on Tuesday joined the protest called by Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) against the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) in University of Delhi (DU) from 2022-23.
The Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) on Tuesday called a university strike against the administration’s move to implement National Education Policy (NEP) from the academic session 2022-23. The student activists from Student Federation of India (SFI) also came up to support the teachers’ protest, claiming that implementation of NEP will lead to destruction of DU.
The teachers and students gathered outside the office of the Vice-Chancellor (VC) on August 24 at around 10:30 am and gathered at the office demanding that the NEP must not be implemented in the university. Earlier on Monday, the DU administration finalised the implementation of NEP 2020 from the academic session 2022-23. The implementation of NEP will enable Four-year UG Programmes (FYUP) with multiple entry-exit options.
In 2014, the DU administration introduced FYUP for the first time but the government scrapped the decision after getting massive opposition from the students and teachers’ community. This time also, the students and teachers are in front to oppose this move. DU Beat spoke to Sumit Kataria, the President of SFI Delhi State Committee on the issue.
“NEP is nothing but a means to saffronisation, privatisation, centralisation, communalisation & Centralisation of education. It’s against the federal structure of India and against the marginalised sections of the society. In the guise of NEP, BJP is implementing it’s agenda not the agenda of the constitution. So, everyone must oppose it.”Sumit Kataria, President, SFI Delhi State Committee
SFI in a statement has said that NEP is a ploy of the central government to snatch away regular teaching jobs in the university. It also said that the pandemic has already bought the fallacy of online education and the push towards the same will have disastrous effects on the future of the students.
Featured Image Credits: SFI & DUTA