Nagaland University Exams: College Students' bodies urge Govt to conduct "online exam" for odd semesters

Nagaland University Exams: College Students' bodies urge Govt to conduct "online exam" for odd semesters

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KOHIMA: As many as 27 College Students’ bodies in Nagaland on Tuesday opposed the postponement of Nagaland University odd semester examinations which were earlier scheduled from December 07, 2020. The organizations have demanded Online Examinations of Odd Semesters by this year.

The college students’ community of Nagaland via a press release expressed "shock and surprise" at the decision taken by the Nagaland University in compliance with the direction of the State Government Higher & Technical Education, Kohima dated November 12, 2020 for the postponement of NU odd semester examinations.

"The latest policy of NU clearly shows it’s inclination and determination to conduct examination on campus/offline, it said. A fact must not be ignored that the guarantee of safety cannot be given/offered to the students during the offline examination, moreover, the ground reality of the students in Nagaland is far different from the students in the rest of the country", the students’ bodies stated.

Highlighting the plight of students, it was stated that "Maximum students in Nagaland state have their permanent residence in remote areas far away from academic towns like Dimapur and Kohima. Due to the pandemic, almost 95% of the students have already gone back to their respective villages to take safe shelter."

The bodies also pointed out that conducting offline examination will also mean transportation of those thousands of students and therefore the question of their safety.

"Maximum number of students are either hostelites or live in rental places- both options are now practically closed due to the pandemic," it said.
This is the present reality of every student in Nagaland which compelled them to express displeasure and concern over the policy of the university not to conduct online examination but to postpone it further with an intention to conduct the same on the campus which will definitely expose each and every student to the threat of infection, it said.

"In the interest of the present and future of students in Nagaland", the Nagaland joint college students’ body appealed to the Vice Chancellor of Nagaland University to consider its demand for online examination of odd semesters by this year itself.

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