Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammed Khan on Tuesday said that the higher education in Kerala was crawling towards a ‘collapse,’ forcing talent to leave the southern state. The Governor said the crime rate in Kerala was very low, fortunately, but the tendency to grab the law into your own hands is prominent there because of the one thing on people’s minds that your union will protect you, your student union will protect you.
“Becoming a member student of a particular organization means you have a passport and can do sort of illegal things,” this statement was uttered by Khan to reporters.
The statement was made by the Governor came in the wake of reports of alleged fake certificate cases and malpractices, including various activists of the Students Federation of India (SFI), the student wing of the ruling CPI(M), for accepting admission in colleges and winning student union elections.
The collapse of higher education is a more serious issue than the collapse of law and order; he addressed that “we are not considering the matter and taking a risk by neglecting the significant issue and continuously playing games with the future generation.
Regrettably, we are not giving our attention to the importance of education which is all our future will decide on. We must consider the fact of the leniency on the education, said the Governor.
If we continuously collapse towards law and order, we will suffer for sure. If higher education collapses the way it has been proceeding for a while, our future generations will suffer. I feel attacked personally whenever thinking of inching toward the collapse of the constitutional and legal machinery in the state as far as higher education is concerned.