Published: 11th January 2022
COVID mayhem: NSUI urges University Grants Commission to adopt online mode of exam in colleges and universities
Exams are scheduled in February and March, so a policy should be made so that the academic year does not get wasted and they adequate time to prepare for entrance exams, demanded NSUI
As COVID cases are spreading fast across the country, the National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday, January 11, urged the University Grants Commission (UGC) to opt for online mode of examination in colleges and Universities.
In an open letter to the UGC, NSUI raised concerns over the fast-growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country. The student body wrote that once again a panic situation is arising in the country. NSUI said that health infrastructure is collapsing in most of the states. It said that the vaccination of students against the disease has just started and not all the teachers are fully vaccinated, therefore risk should not be taken.
Examinations are scheduled in February and March, so a policy should be made so that the academic year of the students does not get wasted and they can have plenty of time to prepare for entrance examinations, demanded NSUI.
Speaking to media persons, NSUI National President Neeraj Kundan said that students and guardians from across the country have mailed and called the body to raise the issue of online examination. "The Government and the UGC should look into this matter seriously and urgently. We cannot compromise the health of the students," he said.