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Experts rue lack of funds for improving education: Deccan Herald


  With major chunk of money apportioned for development of education in the State budget going towards payment of teachers’ salaries, hardly any is left for improving the status of education, rued experts.  Addressing the session on — Education in Assemly — under the aegis of The Student Islamic Organisation of India, Karnataka, National Law School Research Fellow Niranjan Aradhya said 90 per cent of money allocated for education goes towards meeting monthly salaries of teachers with a mere 10 per cent left for development of schools or improving quality of education. Observing that not even once was there a …

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SIO flays Kerala’s stance on EFLU: The Hindu

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The Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) has accused the State and Central governments of trying to scuttle the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) campus proposed at Malappuram. A meeting of the SIO secretariat here on Monday criticised the stand of MPs and Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor on the EFLU issue, especially as the State government had handed over the land to EFLU authorities about a year ago. It demanded that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy clarify his stand without resorting to equivocation on the matter. The SIO has decided to give shape to …

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Volunteers ‘leave’ students in the lurch: TOI

HYDERABAD: Lakhs of children in the state are being denied their right to education as schools are closing down due to lack of teachers, said members of the Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO). The students’ organisation said that 42,000 Vidya volunteers who were part of the teaching staff at state-run schools have been shunted out, resulting in the closing of hundreds of schools in the state. The SIO said that these volunteers were removed following a government order which directed the filling up of vacancies of teacher posts and the consequent termination of services of Vidya volunteers. However, around …

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Protest in Karnataka against Communalisation of Education: TCN


      Raichur, Karnataka: Students Islamic Organization of India, [SIO] Raichur unit, Karnataka Zone, observed a protest rally against communalisation of education on 3rd October 2013. Later, a memorandum directed to Chief Minister of Karnataka was submitted through district commissioner [D.C] of Raichur. They alleged that the social science text books of 5th and 8th standard of the state syllabus, which came into effect from last year and also the text books of 6th and 9th standard of the present academic year, contains some factually incorrect contents. “These contents are highly biased, objectionable and communally motivated against a community,” …

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EFLU students seek CBI investigation: Indian Express


  Student groups of English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad demanded a CBI and CAG investigation into alleged financial irregularities of Sunaina Singh, vice-chancellor, ELFU and Syed Sayeed, nodal officer, EFLU. A press release of the student groups which includes Dalit Adivasi Bahujan Minority Students Association (DABMSA), Telangana Students’ Association (TSA), Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) and others stated that Sunaina Singh illegally converted the CPF of 11 employees (teaching staff) to GPF even when the matter was under sub-judice. “We understand that this illegal conversion will create a great financial burden on the University which is estimated …

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Kerala Education Congress demand fundamental changes in education: TCN


Trivandrum: Demanding fundamental changes in the present education system of the state, the Kerala Education Congress concluded here on Sunday. An initiative for the intervention of students in educational policies, the congress, organised by Students Islamic Organization, became unique experience for the state. Research methods intertwining science, technology and social science have to be evolved, said Dr. VN Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chairman of Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment, during the keynote address in the session “Research Education in Kerala: Tendencies and Differences”. 95 percentage of research studies are going on in colleges of the state. However, it …

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SIO urges students to keep campus peaceful in WB: TCN


  Kolkata: “Due to low quality of education, students are losing their responsibility and social awareness. Students have social responsibility,” said All India President of SIO Ashfaque Ahmed in a press conference at Kolkata Press Club on 9th December, 2013. SIO demanded that students should stop any kind of political interfere and election should follow Lyngdoh Commission recommendation (2005). Several SIO representatives spoke on the occasion and urged the student fraternity to come forward for the welfare and betterment of the society. Source: http://twocircles.net/2013dec10/sio_urges_students_keep_campus_peaceful_wb.html  

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SIO Gujrat efforts for pre-metric scholarship

Minority Pre Metric Scholarship SIO Gujrat Zone Press Meet

Minority students’ body pushes for pre-matric scholarship in state – Indian Express Express news service Posted online: Fri Aug 23 2013, 06:23 hrs Ahmedabad : Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) of India has urged the state government to direct schools to smoothen the process of implementation of pre-matric scholarship for students belonging to poor families of minority communities. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, SIO’s state unit office-bearers said that some of the schools were creating obstructions for deserving students by not filling up the scholarship forms on grounds that they do not have a bank account. “They say that students hardly …

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Modi’s language reflects his mentality – Sharique Ansar

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Calling Modi’s mentality harmful for India’s democracy, Sharique Ansar, national secretary, Students’ Islamic Organization of India, said, “Modi’s language reflects his mentality. Not just a Muslim, any sensible person will find such language condemnable. Gujarat riots were a state-sponsored pogrom and Modi was the chief minister of the state. Such a person is dangerous for India’s Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb (culture).” Complete Report: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-07-13/india/40553166_1_narendra-modi-2002-riots-gujarat-riots

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Bodhgaya Blast : We condemn any violence – Sharique Ansar

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Sharique Ansar, national secretary of Students’ Islamic Organisation of India, said, “We condemn any violence. It is a dangerous trend to see mainstream political parties attempting to use terror acts for their political ends. It does not work.” He hoped investigating agencies would conduct a “free and fair” probe and bring the guilty to book. Complete Report: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-07-09/india/40468155_1_terror-politics-digvijaya-singh-bodh-gaya

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