Kohima, November 10 (NEx): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) in a letter to the Vice Chancellor, Nagaland University raised serious concerns over the recently declared Tentative Examination schedule for undergraduate degree courses, through offline mode amid the pandemic COVID-19 situation.
The Union apprised that the state of Nagaland along with the world is striving in rebuilding its healthcare and economy, which is in no way prepared to incite any situation that endangers the wellbeing of the colleges’ fraternity in particular and the state at large.
ANCSU opined that the recently declared NU tentative examination routine for undergraduate degree courses needs to be re-examined, and despite the prevailing circumstances the union strongly forthput that the examination routine should be student friendly unlike the recently declared exam routines which is herculean in nature.
Meanwhile, the Union in reference to the revised University Grants Commission Academic Calendar 2020, reiterated that the exams for the present 1st, 3rd and 5th semester undergraduate degree students can be conducted during the month of March, 2021. It also opined that the NU can conduct the said exams during early month of 2021, anticipating for a conducive situation. However, the ANCSU place on record that, physical mode of examination is discouraged for the forthcoming examination, and suggested the possibility to conduct online exams as the situation remains inconducive.
The ANCSU while indubitably agreeing to the fact that in any circumstances the quality of education should not be compromised, for which act, the union said that it harmonize with the university in academic activities that will ensure meritocracy and expressed hope that the University would thoroughly assess the prevailing situation and the revised UGC academic calendar so that the career of the students is not put at stake.
The Union also stated that while understanding the enmeshing task of the university during this unprecedented pandemic, it is well assured that the university is determined to ensure the best interest of the colleges’ fraternity.
ANCSU also submitted a representation, requesting the Chief Secretary, GoN, to advice the NU regarding the same, in larger interest of the students, colleges and the society at large, as the prevailing COVID-19 situation remains inconducive to conduct physical mode of examination.