A day earlier, Shafqat Mahmood had taken to Twitter as well to address students’ concerns regarding online examinations and had said that the decision lies with universities. “Some university students are demanding that their exams should be online as they have been studying online,” the minister had written on Twitter. The universities have been closed for the past two months and the students are demanding to conduct the online exams as it is not safe to hold the physical exams due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
The minister had added that universities “should also assess whether they have the technical ability to conduct online exam for all students, stressing that no student should be left behind. “No one can be left behind. It is also necessary to ensure that the online exam system is not misused to get easy grades,” he had written. “Preparing good question papers/ assessment is important.” “This is a decision for the universities to make, but I have asked HEC to consult VCs and see if it is possible given special circumstances this year.”
Protest Of Students
The universities have been closed for the past two months and the students are demanding to conduct the online exams as it is not safe to hold the physical exams due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. To protest against the physical exams the students took the social media platforms and expressed their anger. The candidates called the educational institutes to conduct the online exams like they held the online classes for the students. Earlier the meeting of the national command and operation center was held in which it had been decided to resume the academic activities of the higher educational institutes. As per the directives issued the universities will be reopened from 1st Feb 2021.