#DelayAllProffsUHS: Medical students demand delay of proff. exams

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

04th Jan, 2021. 08:12 pm
Medical students called delay of UFS

#DelayAllProffsUHS started trending on Twitter today, as students took to social media to demand the University of Health Sciences (UHS) postpone all scheduled examinations following the virus outbreak in the country.

The government has on Monday announced reopening schools, colleges and other educational institutions in a phased manner.

Pakistani Twitterati 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.

One person said that it wasn’t possible for students to study in the current pandemic environment, raising alarm at the lack of SOPs being followed in hostels.

“Are medical students not humans?” asked another person.

Another user raised voice against conducting physical exams when lectures had been delivered online to curb the spread of the virus.

One person tweeted: “Medical students’ lives matter too.”

Universities Across Pakistan To Reopen From Feb. 1

Earlier in a day, the education ministers’ conference has decided to reopen universities across the country on February 1st 2021.

The education ministers held an important meeting today to make a final decision regarding the reopening of educational institutions.

The federal government announced to reopen all educational institutions for grade 9 to 12 from 11 January. While grade 1 to grade 8 classes will resume from January 20.

Schools And Colleges Across Pakistan To Reopen From Jan. 18

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced that schools and colleges will reopen in Pakistan from January 18.

announced that in the first phase, classes 9 to 12 would be allowed to resume from January 18.

In the second phase, the minister said, primary to class 8 will resume on January 25.

The minister said that universities and other higher education institutions will reopen from February 1 in the third and last phase.

The minister announced that board exams have been postponed till May and June as students did not have enough time to prepare for their exams.

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