Cancellation of Final Semester Exams due to risk and stress

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As we all know, the FINAL YEAR STUDENTS, in GOA, will have to attend examinations to avail their degree. This has caused a lot of stress among students especially during a time with rising cases.

Some of the things not taken into consideration are as follows:

1. Students of FY and SY are judged based on an average and are allowed to skip an entire semester examination. They are being promoted and relieved off the stress during the pandemic. We have answered our ISAs and Completed multiple assignments as well as our previous semesters, not even had the last day at college/farewell and proper classes due to the outbreak.

2. Even if social distancing is maintained during the exam, students might gather together before and after the exam. There are students that come from all over Goa i.e North traveling to south etc.

3. The mental stress and state of all other year students are understood but doesn't the final year student undergo the same mental stress during this covid19Pandemic.

4. Online resources and syllabus are not enough to complete the term. The internet access is not the same everywhere for classes or anything online. Most of us study with notes passed online instead of books.

5. Traveling from one place to another to just give exams during this Pandemic not acceptable especially during this rainy season

6. Moreover, Most of the final year students have either been placed or are looking for job opportunities after completing their degree. If the exams are internally evaluated, these students can focus on their placement preparation.

All the final year students have already given 5 semesters (for 3-year courses) or 7 semesters (for 4-year courses) examinations. Also, in the majority of colleges, intermediate semester exams are already conducted. All of these can help assess the overall performance of each student which could further be used to evaluate their graduate marks.

Hence, it is all of our sincere requests to kindly cancel the examination for final semester students. The health of all students is more important than their academics. However, we can't ignore the importance of academics and hence request you to assess us on our previous marks and give us a wealth of time and health for future accomplishments. As youth, we need to focus on our career and future without this stress and risk.

We know our voices are well taken care of, thank you for your time. 

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