Kohima, July 29 (NEx): The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) strongly denounce and demand the withdrawal of July 6th, 2020 University Grants Commission (UGC) Guidelines for imposing restrictions on colleges and universities to conduct and complete exams by the end of September 2020, and declared a protest through online poster campaign today, July 29, 2020.
The ANCSU in it’s address to the students and citizens through a letter stated that, it has been the endeavor of the Union to deliver justice and represent the voice of the students’ community since its inception, who is once again beckoned to echo a voice for justice and equality. Ever since the world has been hit by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the University Grants Commission and the Ministry of Human Resource Development seem to have forgotten the value of life, thereby imposing restrictions for the universities and colleges to conduct and complete exams by the end of September, 2020, it stated.
The UGC guidelines of 6th July, 2020, have been challenged by a large section of the students, faculties, universities and state governments as well. In a clarion call to impress upon the UGC Guidelines on mandatory conduct of exams by the end of September, 2020, many organizations within and across the country has been social, stated ANCSU.
Similarly, on July 29, 2020, the Joint Forum for Movement on Education is calling for All India Movement against the UGC Revised Guidelines on examinations for the terminal/final year students. Organizations such as the All India Federation of University & College Teachers Organizations, FEDCUTA, STFI, AIPSN, All India Secondary Teachers’ Federation, All India Federation of Elementary Teachers’ organizations, All India Confederation of Universities and Colleges, Non- Teaching Employees, All India Forum for Organizations, All India Federation of Retired University and College Teacher’s Association are backing the proposal nation-wide movement, it added.
The union also added that along with the All Nagaland Government College Teachers Association, the All Nagaland College Students’ Union also record its participation in this movement for the Union cares for the value of students’ life, their families, their teachers and staffs over examinations.