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Panaji : National Students’ Union of India along with student representatives of polytechnic colleges met the Secretary of the director of education today, demanding that exams be held via online mode.
“1500 final year students from 28 departments of Government polytechnic Panaji, Bicholim, Curchorem, Agnel Polytechnic, Verna, institute of shipbuilding vasco are still going to answer exams in offline mode in this pandemic situation. There is a risk to the lives of students if exams are answered in offline mode.” wrote NSUI in a memorandum.
President of NSUI Naushad Chowdhari said ” vaccination has just begun for the youth and it will take a long time to get everyone vaccinated, if students are made to answer exams in offline mode in such a situation then there is a risk of students getting infected by COVID19″
“I request the CM Dr Pramod Sawant to redress our grievances in his capacity as education minister. SSC and HSSC exams were cancelled due to the current situation. The CM should now understand the plight of polytechnic students as well” said Chowdhari.
“When Goa University and its affiliated colleges are ready to conduct online exams, why is the Directorate of Technical Education adamant on offline exams ?” asked Chowdhari. he asserted that DTE should conduct the exams which are supposed to commence from 5th July in online mode.