The youth wing of Shiv Sena, YUVA SENA urged the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Saturday to cancel the examinations of the students of the final year as well, due to COVID-19.
Last Friday, Minister Uday Samant reported that only final year students of graduate and postgraduate courses will have to appear for final semester examinations this year while the first and second-year students will directly be promoted to the next class.
While writing a letter to the Chairman of the UGC, Yuva Sena Secretary Varun Desai told, “Sir, we are facing an unprecedented situation in the form of COVID-19 and the entire nation has been in lockdown for over a month. While we have taken a decision of cancelling all examinations except that of the Final Semester, the fate of students studying in the final year hangs in balance.”
Further, he stated that these students studying in the final year are under extreme stress and pressure as to how their examinations would be held and would they pose a risk to their health, Sardesai said, “As per directions of Shivsena Leader and Maharashtra State Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray, we sincerely request you to consider canceling the examinations of Final Semester as well.”
Samant has also informed that first and second-year students will be given grades and marks while they are promoted to the next semester.
The minister has told that in the case of two-year, four-year, and five-year courses, students of final semesters (that is 4th, 8th, and 10th semester respectively) will have to appear for the examinations.
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