College students, mother and father frightened over GUJCET exams as we speak

AHMEDABAD: Class 12 science scholar showing for GUJCET on Monday are a frightened lot attributable to double whammy of rising Covid-19 instances and relentless rains over elements of Gujarat hampering transportation. Dad and mom have requested the state authorities to postpone the examination as they worry their wards will contract Covid-19. Nevertheless, their plea has fallen on deaf ears.

About 1.27 lakh college students have registered for the examination that shall be carried out at 6,431 centres. Pupil of Covid-19 hotspots like Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara are notably involved about their security.

Monarch, a scholar from Surat, mentioned, “I need this examination to recover from and am scared similtaneously Covid instances have risen right here. Even when one scholar showing on the examination centre is contaminated, there are probabilities a number of extra will contract it.”
Janakben, a involved guardian, requested, “We tried exhausting to convey it to the Gujarat authorities to postpone the examination by means of on-line campaigns. However our plea has not heard. Who shall be accountable if our youngsters get sick due to this examination?”

Then there are those that wish to get completed with it. Sejalben, whose son will seem for the examination, mentioned, “We now have no assurance that Covid-19 shall be below management after a month of suspending exams. Except exams are carried out, our youngsters will proceed to reside below strain. They’ve been getting ready for 2 years and learning the identical syllabus for your complete length.”

A scholar from Jamnagar rural mentioned, “Covid-19 apart, there’s forecast of heavy rains on Monday and it will likely be troublesome for us to achieve the examination centre on time. And if we miss it, there isn’t any provision of holding the reexam for college students like us.”

Gujarat Congress and NSUI have additionally demanded postponement of GUJCET. “We now have acquired calls from college students residing in areas affected by heavy rains. It will likely be troublesome for them to achieve examination centres away from their residence,” mentioned NSUI chief Narayan Bharwad.

Dinesh Patel, secretary of Gujarat Secondary and Larger Secondary Training Board (GSHSEB), mentioned all steps shall be taken like sanitising the examination centres, sustaining social distancing in addition to different well being precautions advisable by the state authorities and well being officers.

“We’ll go forward with the examination as deliberate. There isn’t any change within the schedule,” he mentioned.

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