University students take to streets to oppose physical examinations

University students on Tuesday (today) took to streets in protest against physical examinations.

As per details, students of University of Central Punjab in Lahore took to streets protesting against the government’s decision to conduct physical examinations.

Varsity students had staged a sit-in outside the university building and were subjected to baton charge by campus’s security guards when they tried to force their way in.

Several students were injured in the incident.

Students in Faisalabad also protested against physical examinations. Five students were arrested after the demonstration turned violent.

The development comes as students have been protesting across country against online examinations. They have argued that when their semester was conducted online how can examinations can be held physically.

Furthermore, students have also demanded reduction in semester fee as there were no physical classes throughout that time period.

Social media has become the primary ground for students to be able to raise their concerns regarding government’s academic policies.

Twitter hashtags such as ‘StudentsWantOlineExams’, ‘StudentsRejectPhysicalExams’, ‘JusticeForStudents’ have been trending on social media platforms in Pakistan.

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has already directed HEC to consult with vice chancellors of universities and mull over the possibility of online examinations.