Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 10
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday urged the University Grants Commission (UGC) to cancel varsity examinations and promote college students primarily based on their previous efficiency.
The UGC has requested varsities to conduct closing 12 months exams by September finish.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi citing difficulties within the conduct the examination within the gentle of COVID-19.
Rahul Gandhi on Friday sought cancellation of varsity exams and urged the UGC to advertise the scholars primarily based on previous efficiency.
He stated the UGC was creating confusion.
It is extraordinarily unfair to conduct exams through the Covid19 pandemic.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 10, 2020
“COVID has hurt so many people. Students in schools, colleges and universities are already suffering so much. While the IITs and other colleges have cancelled the exams and have promoted students, the UGC is creating confusion. UGC should also cancel the exams and promote the students on the basis of past performance,” stated Gandhi in a video message he posted whereas collaborating in Congress Party’s ‘SpeakUpforStudents’ marketing campaign.
Gandhi stated “It is extremely unfair to conduct exams during the Covid19 pandemic. UGC must heed the voice of students and teachers. Exams should be cancelled and students promoted on basis of past performance.”
The Home Ministry on July 6 permitted UGC to go forward with finish of time period exams in universities and stated that is essential to UGC tips.
Punjab CM earlier introduced the cancellation of school and varsity exams saying the environment was not conducive conduct of assessments.
He sought the UGC to cancel these exams.