Visakhapatnam: The Praja Arogya Vedika has made a fervent appeal to Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy to either cancel of postpone to a later date, the tenth class and Intermediate examinations in the state, in the wake of COVID second wave.
In a letter addressed to Jagan, the Vedika president MV Ramanaiah and general secretary T. Kameswara Rao, while appreciating the Chief Minister’s concern for the future of the students and announcing that the examinations would be conducted come-what-may, felt he should also look into the issues that could crop by going ahead with the examinations.
“With schools closed for most of the days, the syllabus could not be completed. Classes could be conducted only in February and many could not attend due to coronavirus disease second wave in March. Some students, parents and even teachers also fell victims of COVID. When the Cabinet meeting held recently was postponed to avoid 30 ministers assembling at a place, what’s wrong in postponing the examinations for which lakhs of students appear,” they asked.
Also, it is difficult to identify those without fever but in asymptomatic carrier stage during the examinations which could be disastrous, they pointed out.
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