DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 9: The NSUI Nagaland has expressed dismay at the decision of Nagaland University to conduct odd semester exams through offline mode, saying the decision has endangered the lives of thousands of students.
Citing news report of the possible third wave of COVID-19, the NSUI in a press release, appealed to NU to conduct the exams in the same manner as was conducted for the final semester exams in the month of September.
“The University officials as well as the college authorities are now familiarized and well acquainted with the new mode of exam. Conducting the exams in offline mode will not only be a cumbersome exercise but also extremely hazardous. Majority of the students from other districts study at Kohima and Dimapur while staying in rented houses and mostly hostels. While transportation will be a major factor, accommodation will be another major hindrance during the festive season. There is already widespread panic among the students, parents and the teachers after the NU decided to conduct the exams in offline mode,” it claimed.
The NSUI hoped that the NU authorities will apply their wisdom and withdraw the decision in the interest of the students as well as teachers.
(Page News Service)