#Student Lives Matter campaign : Cancel exams

As when the students from all over the country are getting notices regarding the tentative dates of examinations supposed to be held in July from their respective universities. Students are in hypertension and are worried due to conduction of exams in this unrest situation caused by COVID-19 pandemic .

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal states that ” Universities to conduct final year exams, 1st and 2nd year students will be promoted based on the internal marks .”
So the final year students from all over the country are now in chaos and anxiety for the exams supposed to be conducted in July.

Students have shown lack of faith in government and examination authorities over the issue invoking health reasons due to pandemic. And that’s why students started this #StudentLivesMatter campaign on twitter and on other social media platforms taking hue from #BlackLivesMatter.

#StudentLivesMatter became the top trending hashtag on twitter on Sunday. It was received and retweeted by more than 104,000 users.

Various national and state universities decided to take online exams . But students are pointing that they all had to unexcepedtly leave the hostels in March due to COVID-19 and so they lack proper study material . And also some students belong to rural areas where they face network issues so it’s genuinely going to be difficult for them to give exams.

Students are demanding that all students should be promoted on the basis of their internal and previous semester/year marks akin to intermediate university/college students.
Amity University had already taken a notable step and cancelled its all exams.

As some Universities declared tentative dates related to conduction of offline exams , students are putting several questions on social media that what if one student will be found infected and from him/her virus can spread to many other students then who will take the responsibility of students lives and what if students get infected during their travel from their respective home cities to colleges.

Since corona virus cases are increasing day by day and when currently in India there are more than 2 lakh patients are tested positive . So is it necessary to conduct exams on putting students lives on stake ? Is taking exams more important than the life of students ( those students who are considered as future of any nation ) ?

Two weeks after Israel fully reopened schools , a COVID-19 outbreak swept throughout the classrooms which lead to 130 cases at a single school , due to which officials had to close dozens of schools where students and staff were infected.
Recently , 3 departments of Utkal University sealed after employee’s contact test positive for COVID-19.
Both UG and PG students from all over the country are putting their efforts through #StudentLivesMatter campaign so that their voices should be heard and government and educational institutions will take such decisions which will be in the benefit for all.