Panaji : National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) Goa President Naushad Chowdhari and activists were detained by Agassaim police after staging a protest at Goa university today (21 June), they were released later today evening. NSUI has demanded that the Post Graduation(PG) exam be held in online mode.
“Arresting us will not stop us , NSUI Goa is students’ voice and it cannot be suppressed,” said Chowdhari.
“Goa’s positivity rate is still one of the highest in India , we have lost almost 3000 people due to this deadly virus . And yet Goa University wants to conduct PG exam in offline mode” he stated.
According to Chowdhari Many students are in home isolation and with their parents in hospital and in this situation calling them for offline exams is not right .
He said transport is a big problem. Students have to change 3 to 4 buses to reach Goa University. In this situation travelling by bus is highly risky and there are high chances for transmission of covid-19 .
“As per the Chief of AIIMS Dr Randeep Guleria, a third way is inevitable and it will hit India in next 4-5 weeks, instead of knowing why our Education Minister is quiet on this matter?” questioned Chowdhari .
NSUI has argued that, as Education Minister Dr Pramod Sawant should take cognizance of this matter and have a meeting with the Registrar and Vice Chancellor of Goa University and come up with a solution in the interest of students safety .
“Top Ranked University like Banaras hindu University whose rank is 3rd in the country is conducting PG exams in online mode , then why Goa university whose rank is 81st in the county is forcing the students to answer in offline mode ? ” asked Chowdhari.