KU Education students demand postponing exams

Srinagar: With hostels and libraries at the University of Kashmir remaining shut for over two months after the abrogation of J&K special status on August 5, the students at the varsity’s Department of Education are demanding postponement of upcoming semester-end examinations.
The department had scheduled the examinations from October 28, but the 4th semester students pursuing Bachelors and Masters in Education told Kashmir Reader that they were not ready as they could not access books at the varsity’s Allama Iqbal Library for over two months since August 5.
While the government had restored postpaid mobile phone services in the valley, a student said that many of her fellows hailing from far-flung areas were still clueless about the date sheet issued by the department.
She said that many students from faraway places were still stuck in their homes as the university administration was yet to open the hostels that were closed after the abrogation of Article 370.
The students demanded postponing the examinations by at least a month.
Head Department of Education at KU, Prof Mohammad Iqbal Matoo told Kashmir Reader that they were in touch with the administration at varsity’s satellite campuses to accommodate the students in their vicinity.
Prof Matoo informed that the 4th semester examinations were scheduled in August only and that they were trying to get the students’ degrees completed in time.
“We will make sure that our students living in the vicinity of our campuses write papers there. Now if they still can’t, we also have supplementary exams,” he added.

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