On Tuesday, The University Grants Commission (UGC) speak openly on the fake news circulated on several platforms regarding exam guidelines.
The official announcement states that because of the news spreading in print and digital media, it is demonstrated that UGC has not yet administered any guidelines on examination recently and the news is false. The commission broadcasted an official notice regarding the clarification.
The notice further added that wrong news regarding UGC exam guidelines has been circulated in some print and digital media. Last year, UGC had published guidelines on exams and academic calendars from time to time. Moreover, the UGC notification published on May 6 has suggested the universities keep the offline exams in abeyance during May 2021.
The commission on Monday had instructed all higher education institutes (HEIs) to include the COVID task force and helplines to help students and teachers amid the ongoing epidemic. The authorities have been directed to promote COVID proper behavior including wearing masks, sanitization, washing hands with soap, and maintaining social distancing.
The University Grants Commission (UGC) had initially asked all higher educational institutes (HEIs) to not perform any offline exams in May 2021. The committee had released a circular regarding the statement on its official website. The HEIs are also requested to evaluate the local conditions for performing online exams.