Students want O/A level exams cancelled

Published March 30, 2021
Students of O and A levels on Monday held a protest demonstration to demand of the government to cancel their examinations scheduled from April 6. — Online/File
Students of O and A levels on Monday held a protest demonstration to demand of the government to cancel their examinations scheduled from April 6. — Online/File

PESHAWAR: Students of O and A levels on Monday held a protest demonstration to demand of the government to cancel their examinations scheduled from April 6, arguing that they could not sit the exams due to spike in Covid-19 cases and lack of preparations.

They gathered outside the Peshawar Press Club, raising slogans in support of their demands.

Talking to mediapersons on the occasion, the students led by Zaryab, Aftab Ali, Owais, Hassan and Abdullah, said most of the courses had not yet been completed and the students were also suffering from anxiety and depression because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The protesting students said they needed more time to prepare themselves for examinations as the pandemic had caused serious mental problems to them.

They argued that examination schedule was repeatedly changed due to Covid-19.

Different countries, they claimed had already cancelled the Cambridge examinations, but in Pakistan the issue was yet to be resolved despite spike in Covid-19 cases.

The students threatened to stage more protests if their demands were not accepted.

Published in Dawn, March 30th, 2021

Opinion

Winds of change?
Updated 10 Apr 2021

Winds of change?

Could the new cabinet fuel a renewed effort by the government to delve deeper into the real afflictions of governance?
Troubled waters ahead
Updated 09 Apr 2021

Troubled waters ahead

Rising inflation and depleting political capital are the most obvious reasons.

Editorial

10 Apr 2021

Greater tax burden

THE FBR’s tax target of Rs6tr for the next year under the IMF-mandated fiscal adjustment policies will increase ...
UK travel ban
Updated 10 Apr 2021

UK travel ban

Pakistan continued to allow passengers to arrive without quarantine requirements.
10 Apr 2021

IS in Mozambique

IT was not too long ago when the dreaded shock troops of the self-declared Islamic State group were rampaging ...
09 Apr 2021

Improving ties with Russia

RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov struck the right tone during his visit to Pakistan. In a press conference...
Forces’ criticism bill
Updated 09 Apr 2021

Forces’ criticism bill

No one is above criticism, including the senior leadership of our security apparatus.
09 Apr 2021

ODI series triumph

WEDNESDAY’S victory over South Africa at Centurion has brought Pakistan a much-awaited overseas ODI series ...