We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent reports in youth-related news and events. In this week's Friday news summary, we speak about the new bill for minorities drafted by Irish academics, alleged violation of fee structure in India and student unions in Zambia that want competent lecturers to be employed by all unversities.
Alleged violation of fee structure in India
Bangalore Mirror reports
that 15 universities in the state have been accused for alleged violation of the fee structure fixed by the Fee Regulatory Committee. Justice DV Shylendra Kumar who is the head of the Committee stated: “These institutions come under the Karnataka Professional Education Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Determination of Fee) Act 2006. Considering this, we have issued them notices and most of them are yet to reply.”
Student unions want competent lecturers to be employed by all unversities
Zambian Minister of Higher Education, Professor Nkandu Luo has been called by the Zambia National Student Unions (ZANASU) to ensure adequate facilities are provided and competent lecturers are employed, reports Lusaka Times
. One of the main concerns is the possiblity of having less-skilled graduates in Zambian universities. ZANASU statement says: "We however wish to state that ZANASU cannot allow institutions of higher learning to employ half-backed lecturers and entrust education of Zambian students into their hands. This has potential to contribute towards grooming of half-backed and less skilled graduates."
Hate crime bill for minorities drafted by Irish academics
that a bill was drafted by academics at the University of Limerick that would incorporated hate crimes against all minorities. Following a wave of violent crimesnon the gay community, LGBT campaigners called on the government to make hate crimes illegal. Jennifer Schweppe, senior lecturer in law at the University of Limerick stated: “If we don’t recognise hate crimes through legislation we are missing out on the message that it can send that this sort of behaviour is not tolerated by society.”