Goa Forward President Vijai Sardesai said that he has been demanding online examinations for college students in the state in lights of the risk of the new COVID strain, but chief minister Pramod Sawant is purposefully being stubborn by ensuring that the examinations be conducted offline. Sardesai questioned “why does Pramod Sawant want to spoil the health of young generation?
Vijai stated that the Goa government has sent COVID-19 test samples for examination to Pune for those who had arrived from UK. He said “the government is yet to receive the report with regards to the new COVID strain found in UK and here we have Chief Minister declaring that examinations will be conducted in offline mode.” Sardesai lambasted at the CM saying that the “government is not at all equipped to face pandemic, but want students to face offline exams and risk their lives. Why does the Chief Minister Sawant to finish Goa’s generation next?
The GFP Chief pointed out that “Chief Minister Sawant is making exams an ego issue and is extremely insensitive towards the students and parents.” “Sawant should keep in mind that college students are also voters and it won’t take much time for them to bring down his ego and disillusioned power of Chief Minister Sawant. Sardesai appealed asking the government to conduct the exams on online mode for the sake and benefit of Goa’s youth. He highlighted that till date Goa has lost over 700 lives to the COVID-19 and the government is not taking testing and contact tracing seriously in the state and does not have the humanitarian will to curb the spread of the infections within the state.