Repeated incidents of exam blunders at Kannur University have tarnished its public image, the Kerala Private College Teachers Association (KPCTA) has said.
“The situation seems serious and out of control. Instead of finding a solution and ending the mismanagement of exams, Vice Chancellor Gopinath Raveendran is trying to scapegoat the controller of exams,” said Dr Shino P Jose , regional president. , KPCTA.
“Why doesn’t the VC take action against the teachers who prepared the questionnaires? Shino asked. “It seems the VC is afraid to take action against the real culprits and is trying to protect certain influential people,” he said.
“The university, which charges exorbitant fees to students, must not forget its responsibility towards them,” said Dr. Premachandran Keezhoth, Chief State Secretary, KPCTA.
“The academic level of the university has fallen under the direction of VC and a solution must be found to this as soon as possible. We have approached the governor and the UGC regarding the shameful incidents concerning the conduct of the examinations”, a- he declared.
“It was the VC himself, instead of the comptroller of exams, who should have taken moral responsibility for the gaffes and resigned,” said Senate member Dr. RK Biju.
“Now VC is trying to scapegoat the exam controller to save face. The current crisis is the result of some political decisions made by VC regarding the conduct of exams. Thus, VC should have shown the courage to assume moral responsibility and resign from his position,” he said.
“An outside agency should investigate the exam gaffes at the university,” demanded KSU District Chairman P Muhammad Shammas.
“We suspect the continued episodes of review gaffes are part of a conspiracy to scuttle the existing review process,” he said. To protest the irresponsible conduct of exams, KSU will hold a protest march to the university on Wednesday, May 25, he said.