As educational institutes were about to open on 18th January, the student took on social media to protest against on-campus exams in Pakistan. Students are developing a chaotic atmosphere on social media by demanding online exams in return for online classes.
Online Exams Are A Go Or A No Go?
The educational institutes were closed Since the Covid-19 struck Pakistan, and all the educational institutes were holding online exams during the lockdown. In November 2020, some of the schools were partially opened, which two days a week and mainly focused on taking online classes and exams.
Now the situation is different because students were briefed by their institutes and by the Government that final exams will be taken online. However, the central Government has opened educational institutes from 18th January and proposing on-campus exams instead of online exams.
Currently, on the morning of 20th January, a Twitter trend #OnlineExamsOrWeProtest emerged, and an excessive amount of students shared their views by thrashing the Government proposal about taking exams on-campus.
Students are getting threats not to protest for their rights.
What kind of World are we living in?
What kind of professionalism is this?@ShahzadYunasPTI @MeTalatK @AhsanAliButtPTI@AsadKha09636992#OnlineExamsOrWeProtest pic.twitter.com/23IKdElYaF
— Asad khan (Official) (@AsadKha09636992) January 20, 2021
Here are some protesting tweets from the students:
— Talat (@MeTalatK) January 20, 2021
— Hameed Khan🕸️ (@be_dekhen) January 20, 2021
— Atif Sarfraz (@AtifSarfraz13) January 20, 2021
Islami Jamiat e Talaba Agriculture University Peshawar efforts bore fruit. The administration of the University agreed to conduct exam online instead of Physical after Jamiat protest.@Campus_Jamiat @JamiatPK#OnlineExamsOrWeProtest pic.twitter.com/aqhdBU86As
— Ibrahim Shahid (@Ibrahimshahid0) January 20, 2021
Soon the students start getting the support of the Government officials, including the Minister of Education Shafqat Mehmood, Provincial Minister of Punjab for Primary & Secondary Healthcare and Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education, Yasmin Rashid, and students were happy about it.
Will be doing a press conference today at 2.15 as head of cabinet committee on institutional reform. The topic will be measures taken by PM Imran Khan for civil service reform designed to improve governance
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) January 20, 2021
— Sami Ullah (@SamiUll93102690) January 20, 2021
— Shahzad Yunas Sheikh (@ShahzadYunasPTI) January 20, 2021
— Anonymous (@kaxhifmirza) January 20, 2021
Corona cases are increasing
Death toll is increasing
New virus variants are expanding, targeting YOUTH
In such crisis students reserve a privilege to #online_exams_only or #protestagainstexamslncovid
Students' lives matter #StudentsDemandOnlineExams #depression @Shafqat_Mahmood https://t.co/xSusl5l4qu
— Haitch 🦅 (@haitch_1906) January 20, 2021
There has been news that there have been some incidences of police brutality on the student protestors.
— Dani Khan (@DaniKha25581561) January 20, 2021
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