The lack of uniform education policy for all educational institutes for Corona period has been creating confusions across Punjab and causing serious problems. Though Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has on Sunday announced the postponement of exams for al final semester students in all universities, but Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) has decided to start exams for various medical and dental courses.
Punjab CM has deferred the exam of all final semester students till July 15. But CM has made this announcement after parents and students raised their concern against the conduct of examination when the number of Covid-19 patients has been increasing in the state. But the final decision will depend on the directions of the University Grants Commission (UGC).
In defiance of Punjab government direction, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) will start theory exams for MD and MS and postgraduate students in a day.
Apart from it, the MBBS first and second-year students will also have to appear in the exam, starting in the day. The third and final year around 3200 BDS students will appear in the exam, starting from July 07.
Apart from higher education institutes, both government and private schools in the state are worst affected.
In the majority of rural areas, students are facing serious problems as they neither have required internet connection nor they have smartphones.
There are many students, who have not attended their online classes for many days because when class starts, there is no electricity in their area. The complaints against private schools are also rising as parents alleged that without conducting online classes, school managements are demanding a full fee. There are many government and private schools, where online classes have not started and their students have not covered even a small portion of their syllabus.
Punjab government should bring an online education policy for all government and private schools, colleges and university to prevent the loss of lakhs of its students.