As India’s coronavirus count inches nearer to the eight-lakh mark, Congress pioneer Rahul Gandhi today censured the choice of the top instructive body in the nation – the University Grants Commission or UGC – to lead the last term assessments in schools and instructive foundations by September in the midst of pandemic.
Hitting out at the UGC, he tweeted: “It is incredibly out of line to lead tests during the Covid19 pandemic. UGC must hear the voice of the understudies and scholastics. Tests ought to be dropped and understudies advanced on premise of past execution (sic).”
In a video message, the 50-year-old Congress MP from Kerala’s Wayanad is heard saying: “Covid has hurt many individuals. Our understudies in schools, schools, colleges have been battling. IITs have advanced understudies in the wake of dropping tests. The UGC is making disarray.”
It is extremely unfair to conduct exams during the Covid19 pandemic.
UGC must hear the voice of the students and academics. Exams should be cancelled and students promoted on basis of past performance.#SpeakUpForStudents pic.twitter.com/1TYY3q58i0
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 10, 2020