The Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to prime minister Narendra Modi urging him and the University Grant’s Commission to revoke its earlier order of conducting the offline or online examinations of the last semester of Delhi university and deliver degrees to the students by assessing their previous performances as done in several foreign countries in view of the ongoing pandemic which has hampered the preparations of the students.
In a letter in Hindi addressed to PM Narendra Modi of dated 11th July 2020, chief minister of National Capital Territory of Delhi Arvind Kejrival has written that the University Grants Commission has issued directives to colleges and universities that the online / offline examinations of the students of last semester may be organised.
In view of these directions there is tremendous frustration and furiousness among lakhs of students, their parents and teachers. Everybody is of the collective view that this decision is wrong and should be revoked immediately.
Kejrival catagorically n emphatically said that prestigious universities like IIT and NLU had already delivered degrees to students of the last semester on the basis of internal assesment of their academic performances. And as such why not the degrees be delivered to other students of universities on the same pattern questioned Kejrival ?
He added that students of various universities of several countries suffering from Covid 19 have issued degrees to their students of final semester on the basis of internal performances’ assesment.
Delhi CM Kejrival urged the prime minister that during this pandemic time we will have to take historic decisions. During this critical situation n time it’s the primary responsibility of all the governments to relieve the people of their impending problems n difficulties and empower them to confront the challenges with determination n strong will power.
In this context the Delhi and all the state governments have already issued orders / directives to universities to cancel the examinations and make alternative arrangements to distribute degrees to the students of the last semesters added Kejrival in his letter to PM.
While complaining that the union HRD ministry and UGC is still not prepared to change its decision – Kejrival in the concluding paragraph urged the PM to personally intervene in this matter and revoke the order of holding online or offline examinations in wider interest of the students by instructing the UGC not to do so in order to save the academic future of lakhs of students from being destroyed.