As the Telangana government has announced the commencement of SSC exams from June 8th after getting blanket permission from the High Court.
In a statement, Dr. Talha Faiyazuddin (State President, SIO Telangana) said practicing physical distancing and taking the best medical precautions is a must and urged that the government should ensure the safety of the students while attending the exams. Here is the full statement:
we understand the need for these examinations for proceeding with education, even in these times of the pandemic; and welcome the decision of rescheduling the exam, hoping that everything goes well.
Amid COVID 19 while the government is trying its best to conduct the exams, we feel the need to review our education system. The board couldn’t come up with any reliable alternate examination system due to the slacking infrastructure and unprepared students, revealing that rather than being ‘educated’ the students have been trained only to accomplish a certain task, i.e, to write answers.
Since this pandemic seems to be affecting our lives for long, students just like us, need to find ways to continue living life with the precautions suggested by experts.
Dr. Abdul Wasay (WHO consultant), advised that SSC board should work closely with health departments with transparency between the departments to ensure excellent healthcare facilities at every exam center.
SIO demands the government to make sure that exam centres be plenty and well sanitized regularly and commute be made easy by arranging special SSC EXAM buses, according to the physical distancing norms.
Banners, posters, and flexes containing precautionary measures and mask disposal techniques must be displayed at every exam center along with adequate medical support staff for the assistance of students.
Temperature check, Masks, Disinfectant body spray machine must be installed in at least all exam centers falling in red zones.
Minimum gathering around the exam center must be ensured to facilitate practicing social distancing and helpline numbers be released for clarification of doubts and relieving apprehension and confusion among parents.
Campus Secretary SIO-TS, Qayam Uddin also urged students to adhere to physical distancing norms by avoiding forming huddles and discussing papers and to return home soon after the exam. He wished them success and prayed for their good health and future.