The rise of coronavirus cases has taken everyone by surprise. In order to stop the disease from spreading, most universities and colleges have shifted to online classes or exams. However, the examinations of O/A level have not been postponed or canceled due to which the students have shown anger and resentment on Twitter.
The students from all across the country have shown their displeasure and have tried to reach out to eminent government officials, including tagging the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan to cancel their examinations.
Not only the students of O/A levels but most of the students country-wide have shown their concern over conducting their exams at this point when coronavirus spread is at its peak.
Recently the high courts turned down the petition from the students to cancel the physical examinations for Cambridge O and A Levels. Their stance included the decision with the NCOC, and that the case does not fall in their domain.
In return students showed dismay and launched a campaign on social media. The students also gained a lot of support from political representatives as well as many celebrities of the country. The students have been talking about the risks involved in the gatherings as well as the danger involved if any student tests positive.
The western countries are coping up with the situation and have reduced their case number drastically. Whereas Pakistan’s neighbor India is facing this menace and the curve of cases in Pakistan is also increasing.
To conduct the examinations Shafqat Mehmood, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training has ensured that proper SOPs will be followed to minimize the chances for the spread of this disease among the students appearing in the O/A level examinations.