UGC must strongly reconsider its decision to conduct examinations
College Principals Association expressed his concerns over stance taken by UGC
Jalandhar: Dr. Gurpinder Singh Samra, Principal, Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar and President, College Principals Association has expressed his concerns over the stance taken by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the Union Government to conduct examinations for the final semester classes of all the undergraduate, graduate and diploma courses.
Dr Samra expressed his concern on the basis of the current scenario of the Covid-19 pandemic that is causing approximately 60,000 new cases per day in the country.
Dr Samra appealed to UGC to promote the students of final year on the basis of their performance in the previous semesters and the same to be applicable to all the final semesters of undergraduate graduate and diploma/certificate classes instead of conducting examinations as an imperative step to maintain the safety of everyone concerned. He also highlighted the uncertainty faced by the students of final semester as they are not able to decide on their further studies or new admissions because of the impending conclusion to their final semester.
Dr Samra underlined the safety of everyone concerned with the examination process as the most important aspect in the current climate of Covid-19, for which the UGC must strongly reconsider its decision to conduct examinations and subsequently promote the students of finals semester on the basis of their previous results and accumulated performances.