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COVID-19: Students from Telugu States seek to cancel exams

Students of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have started a social media campaign, #PromoteStudentsSaveFuture, demanding that college and university exams be cancelled in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 
 
Previously, undergraduate and postgraduate students from Karnataka had demanded promotion without exams, campaigning soon after Maharashtra Government’s announced it was cancelling final-year exams. This decision came despite Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal established a UGC Task Force to frame guidelines on social distancing and other safety arrangements during university examinations.
 
This, however, does not seem to have reassured students of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, as they have expressed their unwillingness to sit for exams, citing safety concerns. The state governments have not taken any decision regarding cancellation of exams so far.
 
“This is not the time we think about succeeding in future. This is about we at least see the future or not,” one student’s social media post said. Another concerned student said that exams during a pandemic will be problematic as no transportation facility is available during lockdown.
 
“Raise your voice before the truth dies. We are requesting the Telangana CM sir to cancel the examinations as we All are observing the pandemic situation in India,” a social media post said.
 
However, the campaign is yet to gain momentum. But, this deems the question whether cancellation is necessary in the first place as UG and PG exams generally are deciding moments of students’ careers. Looks like the students need a stronger cause to garner support more honestly.  
 

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