Virus threat to 90 lakh students, parents, teachers, drivers
Amaravati, April 25:
TDP MLA Nimmala Ramanaidu on Sunday asserted that their party would take legal recourse in order to stop the 10th class and above examinations in Andhra Pradesh so that lakhs of students would be saved from the Coronavirus second wave.
Mr. Ramanaidu said that the legal battle would be started under the leadership of former Minister Nara Lokesh as part of the TDP commitment to save the students from the faction mindset of the Jaganmohan Reddy regime. With his stubborn decisions, the adamant Chief Minister has become a big threat to the lives of young ones.
Addressing a press conference here, the TDP leader said that if the exams were held, it would endanger over 15 lakh students, their parents and their family members. In addition to this, the teachers, non-teaching staff, auto and bus drivers and their family members would also be affected. Altogether, over 90 lakh people would be exposed to the virus threat because of the wrong decision of the Government.
Mr. Ramanaidu deplored that while all others would follow one path, CM Jagan Reddy had a totally different path that would bring only harm to everybody but not any good. Over 10 States across the country have cancelled the 10th class and above examinations in view of the rising second wave infections. Who would take responsibility if the students would get infections while appearing for the examinations?
The TDP leader said that the students were in utter confusion how to write the examinations since their syllabus was not completed properly. The academic year was already reduced and the classes were not held properly. The conduct of exams was posing multiple problems to the students. The CM would only boast of winning 151 MLA seats but not having the commitment to take the opinion of the people in times of crisis situations.
Mr. Ramanaidu recalled that the classes were begun just on January 22 in the Government schools and nobody covered the syllabus properly. Before that, they talked about online classes but no school could use this method successfully to teach the students. In the meantime, the teachers were used in various elections. The chapters were cut short causing the students not to have proper understanding of the subject and hence not ready to take the exams.