#CallOffBoardExams trends on Twitter as the final decision about annual exams is to be announced tomorrow
Board Exams for Matric and Intermediate were postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown.
As the day of the final announcement of decision regarding board exams in Pakistan nears, students take over Twitter with hashtag #CallOffBoardExams. Students have previously protested against online classes as well, as they have paid the full fees already and in some remote areas, internet facilities are still absent.
As uncertainty prevails related to the COVID-19 lockdown in Pakistan, Higher Education Commission (HEC) previously asked universities to switch to alternate methods. The education authority directed to either opt for online classes or abandon the semester.
A number of schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) have already started online courses, despite the government declaring advance summer vacations until the 31st of May. However, this step has widely been criticized as it is being seen as a move to justify fee collection while the education institutes are closed.
HEC issued a detailed report on the subject, penning down necessary instructions for educational institutes.
“If lockdown restrictions are lifted by early June, universities can return to business as usual. But if there are further delays, there will be no choice except either to switch to online education or to abandon the semester,” HEC Chairman Dr. Tariq Banuri said.
”Reason why should we cancel board exams. There are many students in villages who were studying in cities and lived in hostels. How will they be able to appear in exams if there is no means of transport? Please think about the future of the students. #CallOffBoardExams”, a Twitter user wrote.
It has been 6 weeks since GOVT of Pakistan postponed our board exams. Not even concerned boards have updated us about any news. In this scenario of COVID-19 it will be a good decision to call off for exams as other States have done #CallOffBoardExams #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/RrTG6Opktf
— Najaf Abdullah (@NajafAbdullah1) May 3, 2020
My request to chairman @biselhrofficial and chairman @hecpkofficial to cancel all board and University https://t.co/BiL879qh83 classes is just a joke.Teachers not doing their job said the students to study own. #CallOffBoardExams
— Mohammad Jamlish Roy #StayHome (@jamlishofficial) May 3, 2020
PM @ImranKhanPTI na b kaha ha k ye 6 months tak ja skta ha. aesy halat ma exams leny ka matlb ha k students ki life ki koi value ni ha. Students are begging you not to put their lives in danger..our lives are more important than exams.#CallOffBoardExams @Shafqat_Mahmood https://t.co/52zVCaY3Pi
— Huzaifa Kayani (@itszaifii) May 3, 2020
The current situation, it is not possible to conduct examination. Moreover maintaining social distancing in thousand centres across the country is impossible. Lives of nearly a million students are forcefully being risked.#CallOffBoardExams@ImranKhanPTI @Shafqat_Mahmood pic.twitter.com/uYS7XTSIJE
— Sulman (@Sulman08928838) May 3, 2020
— Sachal Bokhari (@bokhari_sachal) May 3, 2020
— reshma ashraf (@reshmamughal) May 3, 2020
#Students are a valuable asset of any nation. It is inappropriate to keep them in such a state of conflict. The decision about exams should be taken soon.
However, in this severe emergency, the students are not in a state of examination.#CallOffBoardExams pic.twitter.com/fhqcKWBoEV
— Fakhar Hashmi (@FakharHashmi7) May 3, 2020
And in the examination hall millions of students will get infected, it is obvious and with that much risk all thousands of students will die how is the government going to comprehend the loss of their families #CallOffBoardExams @ImranKhanPTI
— Annabelle (@Anna_belle4) May 3, 2020
All over the World, boards have cancelled exams. All developed countries have cancelled them. We should focus on cancelling the exams too because we don't know how long Corona stays.
Predicted marks on the basis of matric result and pre board.@Shafqat_Mahmood #CallOffBoardExams pic.twitter.com/YbM16Dxi9y
— Zain Akram (@TheZaynnAkram) May 3, 2020
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