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Poor students deprived of MLT course

Poor students deprived of MLT course
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Protesting against the G.O. MS No 65 which imposes Intermediate qualification for joining MLT and other courses, the activists of All India Students...

Protesting against the G.O. MS No 65 which imposes Intermediate qualification for joining MLT and other courses, the activists of All India Students Federation staged a dharna at the Collectorate here on Tuesday. They said that the G.O. had become a bane to the students who want to prosecute vocational courses.

As a mark of protest, the student leaders took out the effigy of the State government in a rally which started at the Government junior college and culminated in a meeting at the Collectorate. The burnt the effigy at the meeting. Addressing the meeting, the ASIF district general secretary Chandrasekhar said that the eligibility to join courses like Medical Lab Technician (MLT), Multi-Purpose Health Worker (MPHW) was only tenth class. However, the government in the GO stated that the Intermediate students with BiPC are only eligible to join the courses, he said.

The poor and middle class students could not afford to study intermediate course to prosecute these courses, he added. Chandrasekhar lambasted the government for imposing such rules which were detrimental to the interest of the poor and middle class. "The Government which boasted that it was providing employment after tenth class, was now resorting to dissuade the students to study MLT courses," he said.

He demanded the repeal of the GO immediately in the larger interest of the students and allow them to join the technician courses with the qualification of tenth class. ASIF district president Srinu, Ranganna and other students also participated.

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