Nagpur: A class of students falling under the aegis of MSWA (Maharashtra Students Welfare Association) has sent a letter to Uday Samant, the Higher and Technical Education Minister of this state. In which a lot of requests have been made from them to direct the universities run by the government to provide offline and online options for the upcoming winter examinations.
Once the colleges in this state are reopened, many universities have announced to conduct the paper in offline mode.
Enraged by this announcement, the students have pointed to the minister that most of them have not been vaccinated against covid at all, and the risk of covid-19 remains. And he has also strongly opposed this decision of the government to start offline teaching of students. Pointing out that many teachers are also unaffiliated or have only had their first shot of covid so far, and because of this, “are put at risk of spreading the coronavirus”.
Mandatory for candidates to appear in offline format
Very especially the students of Kolhapur, Amravati and Pune universities have expressed their concern over the social media platform. According to him, when the classes of the students were conducted online, then why is there so much emphasis on keeping the papers in offline mode itself, due to which their lives can be put at great risk.
He has also said that the cases of covid are still being detected, although in very small numbers. Not every test taker is given double dose vaccine of covid at all. And in such a situation, there is no point in taking any risk at all. If offline examination of students is made completely mandatory then we will start the agitation. And our parents are also not at all ready to send us to the examination centres.
All the students referred to the newspaper reports about the conduct of offline exams in Amravati, Pune and Kolhapur universities from next month itself. Maharashtra Students Welfare Association President Vaibhav Edke has informed that they have made it completely mandatory for all the examinees to appear in the offline mode format. In view of coronavirus threat, we request all ministers to offer 1 hybrid model of examination of students. So that any students who want to appear online then fit they are fully able to do it.
Vaibhav has also said that the facility of online mode will be of great benefit to all the external students as the hostels are yet to be reopened once.
Nagpur University will conduct the theory paper in both offline and online mode from the date of 1st December.
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