The unprecedented surge in covid-19 cases made the DU students demand the postponement of OBE. The covid-19 pandemic has almost affected each family, and it continues to intensify with 3.5 lakh cases per day. Many DU students and teachers are also affected. Hence, in the wake of the prevailing situation, the final year DU students are demanding to defer the open book examination that is to be held in May.
#StudentLivesMatter is the new motto of DU students:
The Delhi University students have started a new petition on change.org. Hence, they are trying to ask for either cancellation or postponement of exams. The #StudentsLivesMatter is their new agenda to bring all the students together under one head.
The online open book examination for the final year, undergraduate and postgraduate students is scheduled to be held between May and June. Also, 1st and 2nd-year students will have their exams simultaneously. However, the havoc caused by the covid-19 pandemic is affecting every household. Hence, no DU students are prepared for exams. A statement says that around 500 DU teachers have been tested covid positive in the past few days. Therefore, the teachers are unable to continue their duties of conducting exams.
Different student as well as teachers organizations, are constantly writing to the university for help. They even brought the online petition in highlight. Hence, it is not the right time to make DU students sit for any exams.
Covid-19 affecting the lives of DU students:
The virus is responsible for taking the lives of many. Its havoc has affected way too many lives – families, friends, and more. Hence, maintaining a sane mental condition amidst all the deaths is difficult. Also, everyone is expected to take utmost care of themselves and live in the light of fear and uncertainty. Hence, it is quite appalling that the students and teachers are forced to prepare for the scheduled May OBE.
The students also brought the problem of internet availability through petitions. They said that with the absence of any real possibility of opting for physical mode, students lacking Internet facilities will suffer. Hence, the University offering an offline mode as an alternative is bizarre.