Kohima, November 09 (NEx): National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) Nagaland, appealed the Nagaland University to revert the decision of the university to conduct the odd semesters exams through offline mode.
Earlier, NU in a notification informed that the 1st, 3rd and 5th Semester Undergraduate Examinations is tentatively scheduled to begin from December 07, 2020 for affiliated colleges under Nagaland University.
The NSUI in a press release today, said that the Union shares the pain and grief with the thousands of students who are dismayed with the decision of NU to conduct the odd semester exams through offline mode. Conducting the exams in offline mode will not only be a cumbersome exercise but also extremely hazardous, it added.
The Union quoting Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director AIIMS who categorically stated that vaccines for common people will not be available till 2022, and with the possible third wave of COVID-19, said the decision of the university has endangered the lives of thousands of students. While Covid is here to stay and this will be the new normal, we should adapt with the situation accordingly, it said.
NSUI Nagaland appealed to conduct the exams in the same manner as was conducted for the final semester exams in the month of september and stated that the university officials as well as the college authorities are now familiarized and well acquainted with the new mode of exam.
The NSUI in it’s press rrelease expressed hope that the NU authorities will revert the decision in the interest of the students as well as the teachers taking into consideration that majority of the students from other districts come to study in Kohima and Dimapur who stay 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 added.