Final-year college students fear losing an academic year with Covid delays

Final-year college students fear losing an academic year with Covid delays
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Thrissur: Graduate and post-graduate students, who missed the semester examination of various universities in Kerala, are worried that they may lose one year owing to delays and cancellations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The students, now in their final year, had to skip the examination last year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the long lockdown or other curbs in its wake.

Junior students could appear for supplementary exams and save one year, but the final-year students of all courses could take the supplementary exams only after the results have been announced. It would cost them one academic year.

The students have demanded the universities for an opportunity to sit for the exams they had missed along with their final-year exams, or separately, without losing one year.

The universities have not made a decision in this regard. A significant number of students had missed the exams either completely or partially due to COVID-19.

The students were assured by their respective colleges that the universities would provide them an opportunity to clear the exams separately. However, the colleges have been silent now. The parents of students said the Controller of Examinations at the universities have not given an assurance that the students won't lose a year.

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