The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Student’s Union has written a letter to the University Grants Commission (UGC) demanding to postpone all examinations because of the Corona epidemic (COVID-19).
Students’ councilors Amrit Raj and Anagh Pradeep wrote to the Commission on behalf of JNUSU. In the letter, they demanded fresh guidelines to be issued for conducting the examinations.
Moreover, on Thursday, the total number of new corona infection cases in India reached close to 3.8 lakhs in a day. According to data from the Union Ministry of Health, the number of corona infections in the country has so far exceeded 1.83 crores. At the same time, the number of active Coronavirus cases has stretched 30 lakhs.
With this, the number of people who lost their lives due to this epidemic increased to 204832, in which 3645 people died on Thursday only.
The JNU Student’s Union wrote, ‘We are writing to you regarding the postponement of all examinations and evaluation process. Keeping in mind the current situation of the growing epidemic in the country, new guidelines should be issued for this semester.
The letter further added that the country has been badly hit by the second wave of coronavirus. More than three lakh cases and more than 3000 deaths are being reported every day.
The JNUSU also wrote to the varsity administration to take action to organize a COVID care center, a permanent testing camp, and vaccination installation for staffers and students. These must be accomplished with the support and cooperation of the district administration. The permanent vaccination installation should be set up at the JNU Campus incorporation with the JNU Health Centre. So that students and staffers can get vaccinated from May 1, the union said.
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