AK Antony slams corrupt educational institutes in Kerala
Antony, who began his political career as a leader of the Kerala Students� Union, said lack of student�s politics in campuses is one of the major reasons for corrupt practices in the campuses
As educational institutes in Kerala continue to be under the scanner for alleged torture of students, senior Congress leader AK Antony on Monday came down heavily on the state aided and self-financing education sector, saying such institutions have become centres of corruption in the state.
He urged the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau to start its anti-corruption campaign from the campuses of such educational institutions.
“Education sector…whether it is aided or self-financing…these sectors have become centres of big corruption… Vigilance should start its anti-corruption drive from campuses of such institutions,” Antony said, as per a report in The Indian Express.
He was delivering the AC Jose memorial lecture, organised by Ernakulam District Congress Committee in Kochi.
He alleged that managements of some educational institutions were engaged in “snatching” (money from students) and had become business centres.
Antony, who began his political career as a leader of the Kerala Students’ Union, said lack of student’s politics in campuses is one of the major reasons for corrupt practices in the campuses.
He urged KSU and Youth Congress activists to launch strong protests against “existing corrupt practices” in state’s aided and self-financing education sectors.