No prior permission for scribes needed by disabled students in Punjab University
The Equal Opportunity Cell (EOC) for people with disabilities at the Punjab University (PU) has said that disabled students can take the help of a scribe to write their exams without prior permission.
An official from the EOC said this was introduced after many disabled students had made such a demand. The scribe who accompanies the disabled student must bring his or her identity card to the centre on the day of the exam.
Students can consult EOC officials if they face any difficulty during the exam. Meanwhile, EOC is also trying to rope in more scribes to help disabled students.
A scribe or reader or lab assistant will be allowed for a student with 40% disability or more. Candidates can choose their scribes. The educational qualification, age and other such restrictions for the scribe or reader or lab assistant has not been fixed by officials.
Invigilation will be made stricter to prevent any chances of malpractice by the scribes or the students taking the exams.
If a disabled student opts to not use a scribe, he or she will be given extra time during the exam. A minimum of one hour extra will be provided. In certain cases, it will be extended to even three hours.
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