Students of different universities protested outside Governor House on Monday and demanded the government to conduct exams online. The students observed that because of the closure, the universities conducted online classes and now instead of conducting online exams the universities were asking the students to appear in on-campus traditional exams.
As secondary students begin to return to school, university students continue to fret about being asked to physically sit exams when universities reopen on February 1.
Related hashtags trended on Twitter Tuesday, with students of several universities sharing their concerns.
Yesterday a student in our school demanded for online exam as he wasn’t feeling okay. Today he tested positive for COVID-19. God knows how many students he interacted with. Who is going to be held responsible for this???#StudentsDemandOnlineExams— maida (@maiddaaaa_) January 19, 2021
When they conducted online classes then why they are not taking exams online? There is literally no proper measure of health and they are not following SOPs. Our health is at risk sir please take notice!@ShahzadYunasPTI #MuhammadAliJinnahUniversity #StudentsDemandOnlineExams pic.twitter.com/oIJsDe9cdK— Ishtiaq Khan (@Ishtiaq80331779) January 20, 2021
Discount in tuition fee
A number of students also criticised the universities for charging full fee during the closure and demanded the government direct universities to offer fee concession to the students for the closure period.
Several universities are pressing ahead with schedules, reassuring strict implementation of all SOPs. National University of Modern Languages released its date sheet Tuesday. Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi reiterated its exam policies while students protested outside the campus.
Shahzad Yunas Sheikh, a PTI worker from Faisalabad, has been active in sharing protest updates on Twitter. Sheikh shared videos of student protestors marching to the Lahore Governor House. Around half of the participants were seen wearing face masks less than a feet apart from each other.
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