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Presidency Univ students withdraw 96-hr sit-in after free jab demand accepted | Education

The Presidency University Students Council (PUSC) withdrew its 96-hour sit-in after the varsity authorities agreed to free vaccination of all students.

PUSC office-bearer Adrija Adak advised PTI Saturday, the authorities issued a discover promising to start out free vaccination on the earliest on the campus in collaboration with the state authorities.

Since free vaccination of each scholar was the prerequisite to start any on-campus tutorial exercise, this was the principle demand of the agitating students which has been accepted by the administration of the state college and therefore the sit-in on the portico was withdrawn after 96 hours on Friday night, Adak stated.

The Dean of Students within the discover connected a desk which can have the checklist of first and second dose recipient of vaccines and stated “the university will submit the details to higher education department within the due date.”

The college known as upon the students union to assist the authority in collating data, i.e. rigorous information assortment, on this regard and “we will co-operate and help the authority in every step of this process,” Adak stated.

The union has additionally been profitable in getting its different calls for met, just like the opening of libraries and the authority has issued a discover mentioning the method by which the students can come to the college and subject the required books on explicit days of the week.

The union, nonetheless, asserted it would proceed its bigger motion of re-opening of the campus, which will probably be completed after its preparatory phases like vaccination are accomplished.

“The union will be active in getting updates from the authority and will keep coming to the campus to ensure that the authority is continuing all the promised activities required to meet our demands,” Adak stated.

While Vice-Chancellor Anuradha Lohia didn’t take calls, one other official of the Presidency University stated “we are happy that students have withdrawn their sit-in which could have caused health risk in the pandemic situation.”

He stated the college will bear the duty of giving free jab to every scholar and can resolve on the modalities very quickly. 

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