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KLCGC urges NU V-C to reconsider offline exams

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CLCSU requests written assurance on students’ safety

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 3: Kohima Law College Grievance Committee today said that the UGC’s decision to conduct offline exams is a direct violation of SOPs laid down for the safety of the citizens, as the move to allow gathering of large number of examinees only increases the risk of transmission of the virus.
In a memorandum to Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University, the KLCGC urged the VC to reconsider the decision and either revoke the examination order or make it an online examination for the safety of all involved.
“…if the University has decided to go ahead, we are compelled to boycott the exams or seek a written confirmation assuring the safety of our lives and that the University shall bear all the consequences if some unfortunate misfortune befalls on any examinee,” KLCGC convenor, Kehozhol Noel Kulnu and secretary, Imkumer stated.
The KLCGC stated that the Nagaland University is also conducting semester exams for the final students of both Degree and Master courses through online mode following proper procedures.
“When we have an iceberg experience of managing to efficiently implement the SOPs in meetings or cluster of gathering, conducting offline exams at this hour will only result in catastrophic outcome,” it said.
Stating that the pandemic cannot be compromised for the sake of the exams, the KLCGC said conducting exams through offline cannot be an excuse while there are other ways to channelize the exam system as are being followed/conducted by other institutes or courses.
It hoped that the VC would understand their grievance and resolve it immediately.
Meanwhile, City Law College Students’ Union (CLCSU), in a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University, stated that various threat and numerous difficulties facing the students in this unprecedented situation of pandemic are alarming.
Considering the seriousness of the pandemic, the students requested the Vice Chancellor for assurances in written form that in case of outbreak of COVID-19 disease among the students appearing the forthcoming offline examination, the University would take care of the expense of medical bill and compensate.
CLCSU president, Limo Chishi and general secretary, Ramdithei further urged the VC to give assurance in written form by October 4 before 12 p.m. so that the students may sit in the exam without fear, “failing which we shall be compelled to take our own course of action”.
(Page News Service)