Srinagar: J&K Students Association here Saturday expressed gratitude to Lieutenant Governor ManojSinha for his personal and immediate intervention in resolving issue of students studying in Cluster University Srinagar Kashmir. In a statement issued President of the Association MushtaqHabeeb said the students were in great dilemma because of the unfair decision of the university to conduct offline examinations, despite prevailing situation due to third wave of Covid-19 pandemic. According to University authorities All the exams of Cluster University Srinagar scheduled from 17th of this month have been deferred now till further orders, in view of the surge in COVID cases and revised schedule will be notified separately.
He said that, association appreciated prompt and quick response from Lieutenant Governor Office as they have paid its valuable attention towards the students who will have a sigh of relief in these testing times. The association welcomes the decision of Cluster university Srinagar for considering students’ demand as first priority. The decision is totally in favour of students. In the tough times, this decision is a welcome and appreciable step & will free students from anxiety depression and rejoice parents.
Umar Jamal, Coordinator of Association also welcomed the Universitys’ decision to postpone the exams, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and called it a “great relief” for thousands of students and their parents. The present situation arisen due to COVID upsurge are noway allowing any atmosphere to hold in-person examinations as health needs to be prioritised ahead of anything. In such a situation, holding offline examination would have been disastrous for both students as well as their parents.
Jamal said that students were in distress amid the major spike in the deadly virus and parents were not reluctant to their wards to exam halls. We had demanded to authorities for either to facilitate students or postpone exams and finally this was made possible. The students had a sigh of relief after their exams were postponed citing the unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases in the union Territory, he added.