BY: SHAMUNDESWARY SAMMUGAM
Shah Alam – The Indian students of Universiti Selangor (Unisel), raged about Deepavali leave which has not been issued by the Student Representative Council (SRC) and management of Unisel although the festive is a few days away.
The festive season will be on the 18 Oct. and students are still waiting for the official announcement from the management of Unisel concerning this issue.
Kannan Selvam from Faculty of Business and Accountancy (FBA) said that he is disappointed with Unisel’s management as well as the SRC for not upholding the privilege of the Indian students.
He stated that it’s their rights as Indian students to get holidays on festive seasons, yet they have to beg for mercy from the authority every year for holiday for the past few years and this issue never had an end.
“The authority should also consider someone who lives far away from Shah Alam. When the classes are conducted as usual, the lecturer will question why some of us can make it to class and some others cannot. Students rush to go back home and return back to Shah Alam within the short period of time,” he added.
Another student known as Kavikumar Tanjongmalai, who is a member of Indian Cultural and Language Society (ICLS), told The Voice that it is completely unfair to conduct lectures while they are away celebrating their festive season.
Kavikumar also expressed his disappointments as classes will be conducted as usual.
“What will happen if we are left out on our subjects and what is the point of having holiday although the lectures are on as usual?” He added.
Students were more enraged after knowing that classes will be held as usual while the leave is exceptional for Indian students only, as they feel it is unfair for them to miss their lectures.
The students hope there will be a change in dates and days of holidays as some of them have to book early tickets to go home for the festive season to be with their family, and without the rush to join classes.