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ANCSU dismayed by UGC guidelines to conduct exams

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Seeks immediate intervention from State Govt

Dimapur, July 20: Expressing dismay at the revised University Grants Commission guidelines to conduct end semester examinations for all courses throughout India by the end of September 2020, the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has appealed to the Government of Nagaland to request the UGC and Ministry of Human Resource Development to consider the case of Nagaland and allow the Nagaland University to take relevant decision in the interest of the students’ community.
Until such time, ANCSU also asked the Nagaland University to immediately withdraw the exam routines for all courses published on July 16.
In an appeal to the Chief Secretary of Nagaland, ANCUS president Vimeyiekho Vitso and general secretary Imnameren N Jamir agreed that exams are essential for global acceptance; but maintain that compromising students’ life value at the cause of education is irrational.
“The UGC must comprehend the all in all situation of the country due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when the entire world is left helpless of how to save its citizens from this dreaded virus, UGC issuing directive to conduct exams is highly disapproved,” it said.
The ANCSU maintained that due to poor internet connectivity in Nagaland, holding online exams in not feasible. “More so, many students continue to struggle without required gadgets to go for online exams and to this, we cannot afford to jeopardize our students.”
“Similarly, considering the current situation of our state, conducting physical mode of examination is no less than putting the entire state at risk,” it said while also requesting the State Government and the Nagaland University to first prioritize the safety of the colleges and university fraternities before taking any decision for conduct of exams.
Stating it is well aware that the Nagaland University is bound to follow the UGC guidelines/directives, yet the union said during these trying times, the State Government and the Nagaland University must represent and salvage the students’ community.
(Page News Service)