Rahul Gandhi To UGC: Unfair To Conduct College Exams

On Friday, Rahul Gandhi said the centre’s decision of allowing universities final year examinations amid the pandemic as ‘unfair.’ The Congress leader Rahul Gandhi requested the UGC to promote final year students on the basis of their past performance.

Gandhi said that UGC was creating confusion among the students. “COVID-19 has harmed many people in the country,” Gandhi said in a video message as part of his party’s ‘SpeakUpforStudents’ campaign. “Students in schools, colleges and universities had to suffer a lot. IITs [Indian Institute of Technology] have also cancelled exams. UGC should do the same.”

In the week earlier the Union Home Minister permitted Universities and colleges to conduct their final year examinations amid the coronavirus as per UGC’s guidelines. Due to the coronavirus exams have been pending since March.

The UGC said that the end-of-term exams can be held by September-end in offline, online, or blended (online + offline) modes. UGC added that terminal semester or final year students who have backlogs should compulsorily be evaluated by conducting exams.

Rahul Gandhi Requested UGC To Promote Final Year Students On The Basis Of Their Past Performance

Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, and West Bengal have already cancelled their college and university examinations. Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu has constituted an 11-member committee to make its recommendations on the matter.

Over the past few weeks, Centre announced many measures regarding the easing of student’s burden amid the pandemic. The CBSE on Tuesday reduced 30 per-cent syllabus of class 9-12 students due to the coronavirus crisis. The CBSE completely deleted sections on Nationalism, Secularism, Citizenship, Understanding Partition and Democratic Rights over multiple subjects.

Before this announcement, the CBSE also issued a notice to its school to provide another opportunity for students who got failed in class 9 and class 11.

India reported a record 26,506 new cases on Friday morning, pushing the country’s tally to 7,93,802. The toll in the country rose to 21,604 with 475 new deaths. However, more than 4.95 lakh people in India have recovered.

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