Unlock 2.0: Gujarat govt decides to allow final year examinationsnewstolive - July 2, 2020 24 0 COMMENTS
Gandhinagar: The Gujarat authorities, right here on Wednesday, introduced the choice to allow schools and universities to conduct final year examinations. The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has already declared dates for examinations, which is able to begin from Thursday.
However, the Congress has opposed the cupboard resolution.
Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama mentioned, “The SP University and the Teacher’s University conducted examinations last week. The GTU has announced examination dates. Gradually, other universities and colleges in the state will also conduct final year examinations.”
He mentioned the GTU had performed an opinion ballot on it’s web site on holding of examinations. Around 54,000 college students replied in affirmative as they needed to transfer on, get the certificates for jobs or pursue greater training. Only 900 college students opposed holding of examinations, he added.
The GTU would conduct examinations whereas sustaining social distancing, use of masks and sanitizers, and by making different preparations throughout its 350 centres, Chudasama mentioned.
The GTU has given the scholars three choices — the classroom examinations that may start on Thursday, on-line examinations, and particular examinations to be held on enchancment in coronavirus state of affairs.
The college students dwelling in containment zones or those that aren’t prepared to take classroom examinations can both go for on-line examinations or particular examinations, the dates for which can be introduced later. The on-line examinations can be held from July 21, as declared by the GTU earlier.
However, the Congress has opposed the choice to conduct examinations and have demanded that the scholars be mass promoted.
“The corona crisis in Gujarat is out of control. More than 32,000 people have been infected and over 1,800 lost their lives.
At such a time, the University Grants Commission (UGC) and various other committees, set up in different universities and colleges, recommended cancellation of all examinations and a merit-based progression. Despite this, the GTU has gone ahead. This is playing with the lives of students,” mentioned Amit Chavda, Gujarat Congress president.
In the present state of affairs no examinations be performed and all college students must be mass promoted, Paresh Dhanani, Leader of the Opposition, mentioned.