Online Exams: Student's Protest Paid Off
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has permitted universities across the country to conduct online examinations after many students protested in several cities. The students became violent even, on this issue in Lahore.
According to Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood, he was glad to observe that HEC has officially allowed the universities to hold online exams but with enough safety measures.
This decision would open the way further for universities to work out on the right policy quickly to conduct exams online but by keeping education standards in mind, added by him.
The students in Punjab got violent over on-campus examinations and as a result, they were attacked by batons by the security guards of a private university in Lahore and as a result, got injured.
Out of those students, the two students in critical condition were admitted to the hospital.
Many students of different universities were holding a protest, against the decision of on-campus exams for the last two weeks.
Shafqat Mahmood tweeted that the universities have to implement this latest decision, but he has said to HEC that Vice-Chancellors (VC) of all the universities should be consulted in this regard to check if it is possible for them as the situation is different this year.