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SRINAGAR: Coaching Centres Association Monday declared that it will open their institutions at any cost. The Association while denouncing the government decision of closing coacing centres for 90 days said that Education Department itself is playing with the career of the students.

“The Association sees this step as a knee-jerk reaction on part of the Government in response to student protests.”  While addressing a press conference here in Srinagar, Coaching Centres Association said that the usage of terms distraction, Human Rights Violations and money-minting hops' with relation to Coaching Institutes by Education Minister and other government officials time and again is condemnable and unfortunate. Instead of recognizing the contributions of Coaching Institutes in providing quality education and preparing students for Competitive exams like NEET, JEE and Olympiads, such defamatory irresponsible statements made by Government does get disservice and discourages the genuine effort of young entrepreneurs.

“The first step to a consultative process is recognition of work done by various parties. The Government should make it a point that usage of generic sweeping statements in relation to Coaching Institutes should be stopped.” In response to distinction between 'Academic’ and ‘Professional’ Coaching, we as an Association would like to convey that all programs run by Coaching Institutes are integrated Courses and cater to the demands of Competitive Examinations of different nature. An awareness drive about the same would be carried henceforth for the benefit of the parents and students.

 

The Association said that all coaching Institutes adhering to the Integrated Programs would start functioning normally from Tuesday tomorrow. “This step again is in the foremost interest of the students as we an Association would not like to see students suffer because of the high-handedness of Authorities. We would never encourage and in fact suggest the students not to take to roads to protest this decision. A students place is in the classroom and that is how it should be,” they said.