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Only questions, no answers: why 2020’s summer is a higher-education student’s nightmare come true

Exams have been postponed. There’s no clarity on when college classes will start, especially for those who have got acceptances from universities abroad. The uncertainty about the future is causing intense stress among students and parents. Many of them are now reviewing the financial cost and assessing if joining an online programme or a job-focused course would make better sense.
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A class under way at Ramjas College of the University of Delhi. Getty Images
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For grade 12 students, April and May are busy months. There are competitive exams to take, college applications to submit, and university acceptances to sign off. But for the current batch of grade 12 students — the class of 2023 or 2024, depending on the tenure of their graduation courses — the prevailing mood is one of uncertainty.
roles to help facilitate career-planning discussions. The career counsellors have their work cut out. After the viral outbreak, they have peer harder into the crystal ball of careers and advise students accordingly. Neither the students, their parents, nor the colleges and other institutions have a choice but to confront this future. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)
For grade 12 students, April and May are busy months. There are competitive exams to take, college applications to submit, and university acceptances to sign off. But for the current batch of grade 12 students — the class of 2023 or 2024, depending on the tenure of their graduation courses — the prevailing mood is one of uncertainty. roles to help facilitate career-planning discussions. The career counsellors have their work cut out. After the viral outbreak, they have peer harder into the crystal ball of careers and advise students accordingly. Neither the students, their parents, nor the colleges and other institutions have a choice but to confront this future. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)

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