DU students have come forward together and raised their voices about their stress amidst the covid-19 crisis. Some students are battling against covid themselves and others are tending to their covid positive family members. Hence, all the death news is taking a toll on their health, and appearing for exams is not possible. So, the students have signed a digital petition and are also organizing Twitter storms demanding to scrap the exams totally.
The prevailing covid-19 wave is harsh to deal with, and every DU student and teacher has been affected directly or indirectly. So, unable to cope up with the situation, they have written to the authorities asking for the cancellation of exams.
#StudentsLivesMatter: The new Twitter Storm by DU Students:
The DU students have gathered together and participated in a Twitter storm. Hence, they are trying to ensure that their voices are heard. Around 3000 students signed the petition mentioning their stress and trauma. The youngsters are not okay with the deferment of examinations as the burden to prepare still lingers amidst the adverse pandemic situation. So, they demand to completely cancel the exams as their lives are above any exams.
Statements of some DU students on the cancellation of exams:
Disha Bhati, a student from Gargi college says, “Our exams are not canceled, they are just deferred.” So, she considers this absurd that the varsity is thinking about taking exams in these times. The students complained that even talking to teachers didn’t listen. They also asked for the suspension of online classes and extension of assignment submission deadlines. However, they didn’t get much of a response.
Arya Ray, a 2nd-year student from. Venkateswara says, “The pandemic situation is worse than last year. Infected teachers and those who have positive cases in families are struggling to attend classes.” Hence, no one is fine to appear for exams or check papers.