The leaks of paper at the School of Open Learning, Delhi University, tell about the disgraceful state of the education sector. The allegations of mismanagement and financial irregularities have been levied on the School of Open Learning, which was started as the pilot project by the Government.
The students at the School of Open Learning has been doubled than DU’s colleges and other departments. But these students are considered to be outsiders for DU colleges as they are not allowed to vote in the DU Students’ Union election. The colleges also restrict their entry to their premises for weekend classes.
The School of Open Learning was set up by the government as a pilot project in a distance and open learning in 1962. The school was started with 1000 students and today, there are around 14 lakh students take admissions every year.
C S Dubey, Chairman, Campus of Open Learning, blames the teachers for the sorry state of the institution because teachers remain missing throughout the week and comes only on Sundays since they are paid extra.