JAMMU, June 10: All Ladakh Student Association (ALSA) Jammu today staged a protest in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu over postponement of practical paramedical exam in Jammu.
A large number of Ladakhi students pursuing paramedical courses in Jammu today assembled in GMC Jammu where they held a peaceful protest demanding the president of J&K Paramedical Council (JKPC) Jammu to hold the exams as early as possible.
The protesting students said that a notification was issued yesterday by JKPC Jammu regarding postponement of practical paramedical examination which was scheduled to be held today, for 10 days. They said many students of Ladakh have already reached Jammu to take the exam and are facing problems regarding their stay as people are hesitating to give them their rooms on rent due to Pandemic.
“With start of unlock phase, the other colleges have already started conducting the exams from June 8 and 9. Though COVID positivity rate in Kashmir is higher than Jammu but still they are conducting the exams so that the students don’t suffer,” they said, adding sudden postponement of exam by JKPC Jammu has left the students in lurch and they are feared of being left behind if there will be any Government recruitments.
The protesting students said if the exams are not held on time, they will lose many employment opportunities. “Recently JKBOPEE had issued a notification for post basic BSc Nursing course where the last to apply is June 26 but we are concerned as how will we apply for these courses if the exams are not held on time,” they said and appealed president of JKPC Jammu to hold the exams without any further delay.