Facing Covid Vaccine Mandates, Some Students Withdraw From College

Many colleges have announced the mandate for the Covid 19 vaccine. They are all going to make sure that all the students are getting the dose of Covid Vaccine so that when the classes start on campus they are at a lesser risk. But not all college students have accepted this mandate with open arms.

There are a lot of students who are unwilling to pay this price for getting their education. This was something that could have been expected to happen given the situation and the individuality of the people.

Facing Covid Vaccine Mandates, Some Students Withdraw From College

Justin Mishler who is a 29-year-old junior at Northern Illinois University, is one of the people who is very unsatisfied with the new turn of events and the mandate that had been given.

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, Mishler had gone on ahead and decided to complete his higher education so he went ahead and enrolled in the state school in 2016 through the GI Bill. If you are unaware then the GI bill is one which helps the students to cover the cost of tuition, books and housing.

During the pandemic when everything was falling down and closing, he took some time off to work rather than attend school remotely. But that does not mean that he dropped out of college and had no intention of going back. Rather he was set to return this fall in person. However, that did not come true.

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In August, Northern Illinois has made the decision and announced that all students must submit proof of vaccination or request an exemption and get tested weekly.

“I was very excited to be returning to school but when I saw you had to be vaccinated, I decided to keep working instead of going to school,” he said in a statement on the news.

He wanted to complete his degree and then go back to the military, but if this is the case and there is no going back then he says that he is going to do something else. This is exactly what happens to a lot of people and people who are of the same sentiment. We will see what happens.