Miramar: A day after www.goanewshub.com reported 23 students from VM Salgaoncar college of law testing positive for COVID-19 infection, the college management has asked to “disclose names of the students.”
In a clarification that is issues, the management has said that they are “latest victim of misinformation around COVID-19 cases being reported on the campus.”
“We request the respective media companies to kindly disclose/share the names of students who were tested positive with us for our information and precautions,” says the statement released by the college.
The college has said that they had conductd an offline practical examination between January 4-6 by observing all COVID protocols and SOPs. “The students showing symptoms or having family members tested positive were informed on 3rd January 2022 and accordingly they appeared for an online exam without entering college. Premises,” the college has said.
Upon inquiry, some of the students told goanewshub that there was no circular informing them about online examinations if they are tested positive. “It was only after few of the students informed about their covid positive status, they were verbally told to appear online by producing the certificate. Some students who were waiting for their test results had to appear physically as they could not produce the document to prove that they are positive,” a student said.
Furthermore, the students stated that they were not informed that another date was available for them to answer the examination.
The students refused to get quoted worrying further repercussions.
The college has said “On verification it was found that only 7 final year students were informed that they were tested positive of which three submitted RTPCR reports online to the college. Circular issued by the Goa University to conduct a special exam for affected students was put up on the college website on 6th January, 22.”
The college has said that the syllabus and other formalities were completed by 23rd December 2021. Hence College cannot be held responsible towards the infection contacted by students otherwise.
“There has been fear and anxiety in the minds of students and parents ever since the news was published. Henceforth, we request the media persons to kindly cross-check the news with the institution to prevent the panic,” the college has said.