Say can’t share space with COVID positive students, faculty member
Srinagar, Apr 21: The first semester MBA students of Kashmir University (north campus) Wednesday staged a protest here to press for the online examinations, saying that several students and faculty members have tested positive for the deadly disease in the campus.
Holding placards in their hands, which read “conduct online exams, exams in COVID is a murder,” dozens of students, including girls according to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) amid slogans appeared at Press Enclave and staged a protest to press for the online examinations.
Students said the varsity administration cannot put the lives of hundreds of students at risk by forcing them to share space with the students and faculty members having tested positive for COVID-19 recently.
They said the KU authorities must cancel offline exams for the larger interest of the students and issue fresh date sheets for online exams.
“If the exams of 2nd and 3rd semester MBA students could be conducted through online mode, why is this facility denied to us? Dozens of students and faculty members were tested positive for COVID-19 in north campus recently, how could we share space with the COVID patients,” a girl student told the media.
She urged the varsity administration to consider their demand on a humanitarian basis so that the lives of hundreds of students are saved.
“Our date sheet for offline exams was issued recently, but we were not ready for exams given a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases throughout India including Jammu and Kashmir. How could they put our lives in danger under such circumstances,” she added