UHS delays medical exams till Feb 1 after students protest
On Wednesday, the University of Health Sciences (UHS) announced that all the medical exams, MBBS and MBBS, have been postponed till 1st February 2021.
Earlier, medical students across Pakistan protested on social media and demanded to postpone the exams, even #DelayAllProffsUHS also made a trend on Twitter. The University, however, decided to delay the exams.
“The professional exams have been postponed on the directives of the NCOC,” read the notification. “The new date of the exams will be announced soon.”
ایم بی بی ایس، بی ڈی ایس پروفیشنل امتحانات ملتوی pic.twitter.com/IcXqXP6EUI
— University of Health Sciences Lahore (@uhslhrofficial) January 6, 2021
Javed Akram, UHS Vice-Chancellor, also announced that the university’s exams have been postponed and told that new dates will be shared soon.
“All exams including the final year shall be delayed for about 12 days or so. The new date sheet shall inshAllah be notified by tomorrow,” he tweeted. “My humble request to my dearest students please concentrate on your studies while I wish them all the best in their forthcoming exams.”
All exams including the final year shall be delayed for about 12 days or so. The new date sheet shall inshAllah be notified by tomorrow.
My humble request to my dearest students please concentrate on your studies while I wish them all the best in their forthcoming exams.
— Javed Akram (@jakramaimc) January 6, 2021
Earlier, #DelayAllProffsUHS started trending on Twitter, as students took to social media to demand the University of Health Sciences (UHS) to postpone all scheduled examinations following the virus outbreak in the country.
Pakistani Twitteraties called out on the university to postpone the examinations in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan tweeted that the government would discuss medical colleges’ examinations in an important meeting tomorrow.
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