The harmless Memes that ruined the FAST university students’ life
The student posted that he is under 'intense mental strain'.
The National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences is a premier university of Pakistan, renowned for the quality and impact of its students in the development of local software and other industries. FAST has earned a respectable name in a very short period due to its hard work and dedication towards students. However, recently, the university management has taken disciplinary action against students for making memes on a Facebook page.
The university management issued disciplinary actions notice to the students which state:
Disciplinary actions have been taken against the following students for their involvement in Facebook Defamatory Memes on Fast Lahore Posting Group
The FAST-NUCES management states that the students were involved in spreading undesirable comments and remarks, via memes, against the university administration and the faculty on Facebook.
What were the memes that caused the faculty to take such extreme measures?
Due to these comments and remarks, the administration has decided to penalize currently enrolled students by lowering students’ grades down for the semester, canceling the degrees of already graduated students, and even expelling the enrolled students.
One of the victims took to his Facebook profile to share how he feels about the decision.
Many students and activists are expressing their concern for the students at FAST University. They are condemning the university’s decision to give out such dire punishments over sharing memes on a Facebook page.
We Condemn The Action Taken By The Fast University Against The Students.
What A Shame Full Act@ImranKhanPTI@ChMSarwar@AliZafarsays@ZakaWaqar#ShameOnFAST#FastUniversity #FASTLahore#SayNoToAdmissionInFast pic.twitter.com/40VnFYxmPn
— Saqlain Abbas (@saqlain_dhodi) June 29, 2020
Universities are supposed to empower, uplift, and be the beacons of free speech. Clearly, this vainglorious mafia is too full of themselves @Shafqat_Mahmood Please take action! #FreedomOfSpeech #FastUniversity #Lahore pic.twitter.com/Lg1rk91tXj
— Muneeb (@MuneebAhsanMian) June 28, 2020
Many people are terming the university’s decision as ‘against the principles of freedom of expression’, while others are seeing it as ‘setting a bad precedent for other educational institutions’ in the country.
Pathetic decision by FAST UNIVERSITY.This is not the right way to suspend students from university and waste their time.Students can face depression and this sometimes leads to suicide.First they should be warned and then should be punished #FasTUniversity #ShameOnFAST
— Bakir Abbas (@BakirAbbas110) June 28, 2020
We have become so intolerable freeks that we have totally forgot about our profession and position's root values.I strongly condemn this shameful reaction of #FasTUniversity teachers and management.they don't have any right to put student's future on stakes.#ShameOnFAST https://t.co/wGQYYqtPAG
— E-maa-N🥰✌️ (@callmeimaan) June 28, 2020
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