To whom it may concern,
This is a petition created and signed by the students of AUD to take the final examinations of Spring 2021 online.
Currently, we are all in the middle of a pandemic and are asked to follow strict regulations that have been applied globally. Certain students are unable to show up to their final exams because of canceled flights and closed airports, other students may be tested 'Positive'. Due to COVID-19, the economic drop has affected numerous families that are unable to support themselves with basic necessities, can not afford to get constantly tested for COVID-19 that is asked to be issued by the university. We are all following the regulations that have been applied to us but it is not ethical for people who are unable to see their beloved family and friends all of a sudden are asked to take exams on-campus. In addition to this, the students of AUD find it unfair that other universities and schools around Dubai and the UAE are giving their final exams online, whereas AUD students are asked to come on campus during the holy month of Ramadan. Students are not even given the 'Pass/Fail' option which is unjust since for an entire year students spent their educational sessions online, not on campus. We understand that this is a challenging time for everyone and we believe that it is best for us to obey and fulfill the rules that were given to us.