Petition to Dharmendra Pradhan, Sohini Bhattacharya, ElsaMarie DSilva, Dr. Shruti Kapoor, Right to Education Forum, Yuvaa, Dr. Ranjana Kumari, National Coalition for Education, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan
10 Million Girls are at Risk of Never Returning to School #100DaysofAction
My future is at stake. This second wave of the pandemic has left people struggling for food, struggling to get medicines and oxygen. Family income is hanging by a thread but most importantly, any hope for education is lost. How will we ever recover from this? My name is Nisha* and I was forced to work until I was nine. I only learnt the word "school" after half of my school life was over. I have been working for years with organisations like Save the Children to ensure that girls from slum areas in Delhi are enrolled into school, get the books they need and extra help in studies so they are really learning. But now, it seems even those efforts are at stake. Girls are always seen as weak or a burden, they are the first ones pushed into work, sold to the highest bidder or married to the cheapest. I have seen some of that first hand, in my own life. Our government needs to give special attention to this silent pandemic, one where girls like me are lost to the worst possible lives. A life without education for a girl is a life without any rights. My dream is to see girls take strides towards their futures. This is slowly becoming a distant dream. Will you help me hold on to it? Will you #AllyUpForHer and help #SaveOurEducation? Nisha*, 18 years, New Delhi. 10 million girls are at risk of never returning to school. The effects of COVID-19 crisis has put the promise of ‘education for all’ into jeopardy, casting a long shadow on their future. While school closures are an effective precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, evidence from previous emergencies suggest that the longer children are unable to attend learning facilities, the more likely it is they will never return to school. The risk of children dropping out-of-school applies especially for girls and the most marginalized including children of migrant families As the Minister for Education, we urge you to consider the below recommendations from Save the Children so all children, especially girls, continue to learn. 1. Ensure learning continuity through equitable access to teaching learning materials for vulnerable children with special focus on girls including development of low-tech and no-tech solutions. 2. Ensure psychosocial wellbeing support to combat the impact of COVID-19 for children, parents, caregivers and educational personnel. 3. Ensure uninterrupted provision of safe and nutritious food for all children (Mid-Day Meal) during closure of educational facilities. 4. Ensure dedicated financial support to ensure continuity of learning of children who have lost both or one of their parents due to COVID-19. 5. Increase in union and state education budgets to ensure that all children have access to quality, inclusive education equitable education and build back equitable, more inclusive and resilient education systems. 6. Ensure teachers, Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and helpers well-being especially those personally affected by COVID-19, limit their role to teaching/academic work and prioritize their vaccination. 7. Minimize use of schools and educational institutions for any public health interventions (including use of schools for medical use or COVID-19 vaccination centers) to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission. Nisha's words echo our asks and it is our collective responsibility to #AllyUpForHer. India must ensure that girls are brought back to school or we are at risk of losing an entire generation of learners to the pandemic. We are campaigning for #100DaysOfAction to say all children, especially girls, continue to learn. And we ask you to #AllyUpForHer!
Petition to CBSE
Change moderation rationale of 1st batch of XII, CBSE schools: average of X, not district.
The first batch of grade 12 of any CBSE school should get the rationale for moderation based on the Grade 10 performance of the same batch and not the district average. The district average is very low and may impact the future course of the students' lives. Their chances of appearing for national level exams and taking admission in leading institutions will suffer as schools have to lower the marks to meet the low average. Please save our future! Let the students benifit. Students who scored high marks in tenth can't get such low marks in twelfth.
Petition to Sri. B.S Yediyurappa, Education minister of India, AIDSO , Nsui , PES University, Prof. Jawahar Doreswamy, UGC
PES University, cancel offline exams. #PESUAgainstOfflineExams.
KIND REQUEST TO CIRCULATE THIS WITH YOUR CLASSMATES AND ENSURING PARTICIPATIONWe all come from different walks of life but today we all are facing an unexpected and unjust decision rested on our shoulders. This petition states the factors demanding a change from current practices featuring the keynote of communal safety and well-being and concludes with the demands considering the essence of these times.The university is clear on its stance to commence the examinations by the last week of July paying no heed to the cries of students who belong to distant parts of India like Kashmir and the Seven Sisters while some also live abroad.The management preys upon the fear and anxiety embedded in a student towards his career and is taking advantage of the academically inclined nature of the student body across streams and campuses because of which we lack a structured student body to raise our voices and bend the management to take a decision leaning towards the general referendum. They have also lowered to the extent of denying scholarships to students for their entire academic journeys if he/she fails to appear for this end semester evaluation.At this point of time, there are thousands of us who have given corporate and academic commitments to third party institutions for the summer term propagated from the undertone of expected mindful and reasonable thinking from the management considering logistics, the health of the commoner, and the forecasted uprise of the COVID-19 outbreak but despite all this, we are at this juncture where many of us shuffling internships and an inhuman expectation of self-studying a semester worth of syllabus within a couple of fortnights which is creating a lot of distress for everyone far and wide.This is all happening right here in our campus where many of us are getting shoved into a situation of uncertainty because of the third wave as we look upon the damage the virus has already done to each of our lives while ALL the other premier institutions in the country have made it clear that the conduction of any course is possible online given the efforts and adaptation. Also, the management seems to ignore the fact that even a city dweller risks the time and investment put into securing their families over the past 15 months. The kind of environment a kid living alone here faces in case of infection is beyond comprehension.The management has landed us in this position as they have failed us in considering our mental state of being and career propulsion for this whole period and also created backlogs for students over the past couple of semesters owing to their own inefficiency of conducting labs and theory subjects online which has made fair means of evaluation from their side nearly impossible. The response from their side to this semester’s course evaluation has been to delay it further and further now encompassing two months all while questioning the integrity of the students when placed with the obvious alternative of having online evaluations.Conclusion:It is rather obvious that all of these thoughts have passed our minds at some point in time and still some grim situations haven't contended within the previous paragraphs.So what is this petition about?PESU has a student body of well beyond 10 thousand students and various groups have over time tried to reach the management and failed to find a resolution. Our objective is to find well beyond 5000 signatures on this petition so that our voices cannot be left unheard and we could be representing the opinion of the majority. DEMANDS: Total cancellation of physical offline examinations scheduled this July. For people who haven't written ISA1 Compensation for 25% of ISA should be provided considering the fact that college announced ISAs were optional and >90% didn’t attend all the ISAs. Compensation can be through assignments or through online examinations. A switch to an online platform for the conduction of the exams. SGPA Calculation SGPA calculation of the previous sem should be done considering special ESA/backlogs considering the fact that College said that 3rd sem exams are optional and students can withdraw subjects and write them during 4th sem. Removal of clauses unjustly barring kids from availing scholarships. Consideration to the fact that people are pursuing rigorous internships and other endeavors currently. COMMITMENTS: A pledge from the student to not indulge in any malpractice during online conductions of exams. A boycott of the examinations if the petition represents the opinions of the majority student body.(5k+ signatures) We appreciate your feedback. (Feedback is Anonymous)
Petition to Arvind Kejriwal, Mahesh Verma, Manish Sisodia, Dharmendra Pradhan, C.K Bhalla (UGC India )
GGSIPU STUDENTS DEMAND FEE REDUCTION IN COVID TIMES DUE TO FINANCIAL CRISIS
Our Country is going through an intense ordeal in the form of COVID-19 Pandemic. We all know what's happening around us and how badly the second wave of covid hit us and our families both mentally and financially, especially those who belong to middle and lower-class families. We therefore the Students of Indraprastha University request that the University authorities consider a FEES REDUCTION so that students can concentrate on their academics rather than worrying about the financial burden of fees on our parents.Hence, Indraprastha University Students calls for the following measures to be taken :- 1. Cancel the fees charged for miscellaneous expenses, because students do not use the college facilities, such as electricity, water, sports, laboratories and infrastructure, etc 2. There should be an option to the students to pay fees in the instalment (or Installment) . 3. Adjust the fees taken from us for previous year in upcoming year as no exams or classes were conducted offline and semester end exam of intermediate semester also got cancelled for a few courses. And our academic session is also getting over in just 7 to 8 months. 4. There should be some relaxation in the presentation of the fees offered. Many student families have been affected by the lockdown and they are unable to pay the amount. Therefore, the fee structure also needs to be considered. 5. The same courses at variety of colleges must adopt a variable fee structure. Students of GURU GOBIND SINGH INDRAPRASTHA UNIVERSITY #GGSIPUFeeReduction #VoiceAgainstGGSIPUFees JOIN AND SUPPORT US ON Twitter - VoiceofGGSIPU-GGSIPUFeeReduction Instagram- Voice_of_GGSIPU-GGSIPUFeeReduction Telegram-VoiceOfGGSIPU-FeeReduction
Petition to Gauhati University, Assam Government, Education Ministry, Govt. Of Assam
GU must clarify their position regarding 1st Semester examinations
We students of B.Com 1st / 2nd semester,Gauhati University are very much worried about our academic prospects. We're lagging behind from other institutions. Our session started in the month of September, but still we are stuck in the same semester. Our promotion to 2nd semester is very symbolic. Most of the students refuse to take the classes of the latter, for they are worried about the exams of the previous semester which the GU didn't conduct yet. Most of us are very much worried about our future. We've already wasted a lot of time. We feel ashamed when we see our friends studying in DU or other universities being promoted on time. Even ASTU and Tezpur University are functioning well and conducting exams on time. Being a premier Institute of NE, Gauhati University should strive to maintain standards and to have the caliber to compete with other universities. Not everyone can afford going out to study. GU, though promoted 3rd sem to 4th , didn't take any step concerning 1st sem. No schedule for example has been scheduled, no assurance has been provided to us. We want quick action from the authorities so that we can proceed with our studies. I request everyone for their support ��.
Petition to Government of West Bengal, Higher Education Department, Bikash Bhawan, Kolkata, Vice Chancellor, Murshidabad University
We want Arabic Department in Murshidabad University.
All of us know that Murshidabad is a minority dominated district and Arabic Honours & General courses are being taught in near about 15 colleges in the district. Apart from this, there are numerous Govt. schools, High Madrasas and Senior Madrasas in Murshidabad where Arabic language and literature is being taught. So if Arabic is not included among the PG courses in the newly established Murshidabad University, it will be a great deprivation for the students and teachers of Arabic community in the entire state in general and Murshidabad in particular. Arabic is an international language & one of the official languages of United Nations. It has world class and very rich literature. It is also a job-oriented language. Therefore, it is our humble request to the concerned authority to introduce Arabic Department in Murshidabad University.
Petition to United Nations, UK Parliament, Joseph R. Biden, Amnesty International Australia, Donald J. Trump, Instagram, Facebook
EXPERIENCE AS A CRITERIA, FOR JOB EMPLOYMENT, SHOULD BE SCRAPPED.
I successfully graduated last year, I'm the supposed breadwinner of my family, my parents spent all their life savings to send me to a reputable college and further made sure that I obtained a masters degree, I had high hopes, that shortly after my education I'm going to apply for a respectable job that would enable me to raise money to help my aged parent, but it seemed I had high hopes and dreams in a system that does not work in alignment to my perceived expectations. I started job hunting even before my graduation so far, I have applied to over 400 different organisations and I've not gotten a single job offer at this juncture I have started to get frustrated and depressed so then I decided to dive in for immediate research as to confirm if I am the only graduate going through this predicament I got a shocker of my life when I realized that unemployed, and Out of the Labor Force Distribution of Adult Population (age 16 and older), 2020. The total adult, working-age population in 2021 was 253.5 million. Out of this total population, 151.4 million were classified as employed and 7.7 million were classified as unemployed. The remaining 94.4 million were classified as out of the labour force. As you will learn, however, this seemingly simple chart does not tell the whole story.In 2021, 62.8% of the adult population was in the labour force, either employed or without a job but looking for work. Those in the labour force can be divided into the employed and the unemployed, The unemployment rate is not the percentage of the total adult population without jobs, but rather the percentage of adults who are in the labour force but who do not have jobs. my findings were quite interesting so i researched further and realized that on a scale of hundred 85% of the unemployed was due to lack of working experience just like me that was when came to my realization that if no company is willing to employ a graduate without experience then how will a graduate ever get an experience or chance to work on their specialization and have experience. without employment, we cannot be experienced and without experience, we cannot harness employment. In conclusion, I feel it is time employers scrap out experience as criteria for employment, it could be an added advantage good and but not mandatory most of us without experience have more potentials than most of the experienced employees you hire. Start implementing room for courses and training periods for employees instead of mandatory working experience. Thank you!
Petition to UGC
regarding the ongoing scam in Ishan Uday scholarship scheme 2020-21
Regarding the ongoing scam in Ishan Uday scholarship scheme 2020-21. The current merit list out by UGC where we found that there are many fake beneficiary..This scam can be seen in every NE states of India.