No exams in physical mode to be held by Goa University: CM Pramod Sawant

CM Pramod Sawant said Conducting in-person examinations during the ongoing pandemic will put the safety of students at risk

Pramod Sawant, the chief minister of Goa, on Wednesday stated that the state government has decided not to hold the examinations in the physical mode for the safety of students.

The Goa CM Pramod Sawant made the announcement, stating that no examinations under the purview of Goa University shall be held in physical mode.

He said that he discussed the examination with the concerned officials and Goa University in response to requests from different student organizations and in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic crisis in the state.

“In view of request received from various student organizations and considering the present COVID-19 pandemic situation in the state, I discussed the matter regarding the examination with all the concerned officials and Goa University,” the CM said.

To safeguard the students, it has been determined that no examinations under the jurisdiction of Goa University would be conducted in a physical format, as per the chief minister.

He tweeted, “It has been decided that no examinations under the purview of Goa University shall be held in physical mode in order to ensure the safety of the students.”

It is pertinent to mention that after the state government cancelled the SSC and HSSC public exams, National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) as well as the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad had demanded that Goa University also follow suit and evaluate students of the final year based on their performance at the previous semesters and on internal marks.

Conducting in-person examinations during the ongoing pandemic will put the safety of students at risk, the student’s body had said.

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