Hyderabad: Inter Second Year examinations to be held in the month of July, the faculty members of the junior colleges of Telangana have demanded vaccination before the commencement of Intermediate Public Examination (IPE).
Justifying the demand, KS Rama Rao, the president of Telangana Government Junior Colleges Principals Association,said that many faculty members had contracted coronavirus and some of them died due to COVID-19.
Apart from vaccination, the faculty members also demanded that they get extra remuneration for the examination duty of the inter second year.
It has also been demanded that on the death of any faculty member due to Covid-19, family members should be given an ex-gratia amount of Rs50 lakhs.
Prashant Kumar, one of the faculty members working in a private junior college in Telangana, said that the Telangana State Board of Intermediate (TSBIE) should take the responsibility of vaccination.
Inter Second Year exams were scheduled to begin on May 1. However, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Telangana government has decided to postpone them. A few days ago, it is proposed to conduct the examination in july.
Earlier, amid the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Telangana government not only postponed the second year exams, but also cancelled the SSC exams and promoted inter first year students.
Students of SSC have been awarded marks based on their performance in the formative assessment conducted by the schools.
While there is no clarity as how the Inter Second Year examinations will take place, the board previously announced that the examinations would be conducted and future dates would be announced with at least fifteen days notice for the exam.