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Amid covid surge, aspiring candidates appeal for deferment of exams by SSB

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


All those aspiring candidates who have applied with SSB for the post of Junior Assistant have appealed to the authorities to defer the exams slated on January 22, saying a large number of aspirants have been tested Covid-19 positive.

There is now doubt that the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is spreading very fast and the candidates have a valid point that the government should postpone the exams till the curve of the infection shows a downward trend.

The different institutions including the universities have postponed all the scheduled examinations amid the surge in covid-19 cases and the aspiring candidates have made an appeal through media to the SSB to postpone the exam of Junior Assistant till the infection recedes.

According to KNT in its news report on Tuesday it has said about the appeal by the aspiring candidates as follows.

The Service Selection Board is going to conduct Junior Assistant exams on January 22 this month. Almost all the examinations have been postponed by authorities in wake of an upsurge in Covid-19 cases.

The aspirants told news agency Kashmir News Trust that they don’t understand the logic behind conducting the exam when dozens of aspirants have been tested Covid-19 positive.

“We don’t want to take any risk. Covid-19 cases are on rise and even dozens of aspirants who are supposed to appear in the exam have been tested positive. Even if these aspirants are able to make it, there is still a risk for other aspirants. We appeal to the SSB to postpone the exam till the Covid-19 scare diminishes,” they said.

With KNT inputs

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