DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 16: College student bodies of 26 colleges in Nagaland have expressed displeasure on the postponement of Nagaland University Odd Semester exams, which was scheduled to begin from December 7.
In a joint statement, the College Students stated while considering the latest policy of Nagaland University, which clearly shows its ‘inclination’ and ‘determination’ to conduct examination On-Campus/ Offline, a fact must not be ignored that the guarantee of ‘safety’ cannot be given/offered to the students during On-Campus/Offline examination and the ground realities of the students in Nagaland are far different from the students in rest of the country.
It said maximum students in the state have their permanent residence in remote areas-far away from academic towns like Dimapur and Kohima and due to pandemic almost 95% of the students have already gone back to their villages to take safe shelter. Conducting On-Campus examination will also mean transportation of those thousands of students and therefore the question of their safety.
Every student in Nagaland express displeasure and concern over the Nagaland University’s policy to not to conduct examination online but postponing it further with an intention to conduct the same on the Campus which will definitely expose each and every student to the threat of infection, the College Students said and opined that State, the organs of the state and its machinery including Nagaland University does not have any legal ground to take a departure from the basic constitutional norms that makes state responsible to take ‘reasonable’ and ‘effective’ measures to protect ‘health’ and ‘life’ of the citizens (which includes students community as well).
The student bodies urged the Vice Chancellor of Nagaland University to have ‘Online Examination’ for Odd Semester this year itself. (Full Text)
(Page News Service)