#NoExams: Pakistani Students Protest on Social Media for Examinations to be Cancelled!

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#NoExams
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Pakistani students are furious and are using the hashtag #NoExams to be heard on social media.

These students are protesting the need to give examinations as Pakistan has now crossed the 22,000 Coronavirus cases. According to them, their lives will be at stake if they will be forced to sit in the examinations.

Earlier, it was announced that Pakistani students would not be promoted without sitting in examinations.

This is important to mention that other countries have automatically promoted students in this dark time without asking them to take the tests.

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Social Media Reactions for #NoExams

Here’s what they have to say:

Journalist Madiha Abid Ali has tweeted in response to a social media user that she has spoken with Mohammed Sarwar, the Governor of Punjab and that important announcements in regards to the federal examinations will be announced soon.

What About Cambridge Examinations?

The Cambridge Assessment International Education has decided to cancel the May/June 2020 examinations across the globe. This decision was made to ensure the safety and security of all students as well as teachers.

Flexibility for Schools

Cambridge International’s Country Director for Pakistan Uzma Yousuf, while talking to a local publication had stated that the new strategy is very similar to the one adopted in the UK and schools around the world.

Schools have been given two options. They can submit their students’ academic performance reports and receive a grade for the May/ June 2020 examinations.

Alternatively, schools can register their students in the conventional way to sit in the October/ November 2020 exams -Uzma Yousuf

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Vacant CSS Seats

CSS examinations Pakistan
Credits: Research Snipers

On the other hand, this is the first time in Pakistan’s history when the government will conduct examinations on vacant CSS seats.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister in Establishment, Arbab Shehzad, while speaking about this in an interview said that PM Imran Khan has directed that a particular examination is to be conducted for the 188 vacant seats.

We have to see what decisions are taken by the government for these concerned students protesting with #NoExams.

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