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Students Demand Online Exams and Fee Reduction

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Jan, 2021. 10:06 am
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Students of different universities protested outside Punjab Governor House and demanded to conduct exams online.

According to the details, students carried banners inscribed with the words “We want online exams” and chanting slogans.

The students demanded the Governor/Chancellor to intervene and direct universities to conduct online exams.

The students observed that because of the closure, the universities conducted online classes and now instead of conducting online exams the universities were asking the students to appear in on-campus traditional exams.

They questioned that if classes could be conducted online why the universities could not conduct online exams.

To prevent any untoward incident, a police contingent was deployed outside the Governor’s House.

A major chunk of students also criticized the universities for charging full fees during the closure and demanded the government direct universities to offer fee concession to the students for the closure period.

The protesters dispersed peacefully after recording their protest.

It may be recalled that Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood announced the reopening of universities on February 1st, 2021.

Following the announcement, a number of universities have issued a schedule for physical examinations starting soon after the reopening from next month.

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