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QU students prefer exams on campus | Qatar University

QU students prefer exams on campus

2021-04-05

Recently students of Qatar University (QU) were allowed on campus only for midterms and final exams specifically during the time of their exams. Students prefer exams on campus rather than online exams.
The utmost precaution and prevention practices are being followed, through coordinating with the Health and Safety Office in the Facilities and General Services Department, to ensure that students have a safe and healthy environment.
Abdulla Belal Hossain, Student of Foundation Program said: “Having exams on the campus was a very nice experience, and I felt very safe because everything was sanitized and all the students were wearing masks at all times. We also maintained social distance.”
I prefer giving exams at campus because it is more comfortable and suitable. Unlike the online exams we face a lot of challenges. Campus is a quiet place where we can give exams without any disturbance while sitting in safe and clean environment,” he added.
Students found campus safe, as the safety precautions were adapted and all the students were requested to maintain social distance.
Student of Engineering department, Abdulrahman Abdulla Al-Naama said: “All students were following precautionary measures which made campus a very safe environment. Whereas I believe if all of the students are vaccinated it will make it more feasible to stay on campus and be back to normal life.”
Another student of Engineering, Sarim Toqeer said that exams on campus are more preferable as compared to online, because giving exam practically on campus can help to think rationally, which consequently results in more brief and broad answers.
Mohammad Hosam AlNahas, Lecturer at Qatar University shed light on sustainable solutions, he said: “Administering exams on campus during a pandemic can be a stressful experience, as examinee’s anxiety over their health and safety may affect their performance.”
“However, it is necessary at the moment because transitioning completely to online testing could similarly present challenges, such as unstable Internet connectivity in remote areas and falsely impersonating examinees,” he added
No student with an Ehtraz status other than green will be allowed to enter the university buildings. QU is committed to implement all precautionary or preventative measures that protect its students from Covid-19 inside study halls and laboratories (such as maintaining safe distance between seats, wearing masks at all times, providing sterilizers in laboratories, and other precautionary measures).