SRINAGAR — Amid the COVID-19 upsurge in Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of students of UG 5th semester Batch 2017/2018 have been perturbed as the University of Kashmir has scheduled their Skill Enhancement Course (SEC) paper on Monday in offline mode.
This comes in contrast with the university authorities earlier postponing the SEC paper of backlog batch-2016 which was scheduled on April 24.
While talking to KDC, many Batch 2017/2018 students raised concern about the scheduled exam amid the COVID-19 upsurge.
“We have to travel by public transport to the examination centres. By not changing the schedule, the university authorities are endangering us as we may get exposed to the contagion”, said Ubaid Ahmad, a student.
“We don’t want to become a threat to our family or locality by contracting the virus. The university authorities need to reconsider this,” he added.
Another student wishing anonymity said that they do not want to risk their lives, and authorities at the university need to understand the grim situation.
“Papers can wait. If they already postponed the paper of Batch 2016, postponing ours is no big deal for them”, said Aasiya, another student.
The students sought immediate intervention of authorities and requested them to postpone the paper given the prevailing situation of COVID-19 second wave.
Meanwhile, Registrar University of Kashmir, Nisar Ahmad, said that they have scheduled a meeting today where they will look into the issue and discuss a possible solution. (KDC)