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Protesting college students holding placards in the course of the protest in Islamabad, on January 18, 2020. — Twitter   
  • College students demanded that the examination be held on-line
  • One other demand was reimbursement of their charge
  • NUML says college students calls for are “baseless”

ISLAMABAD: College students of Nationwide College of Trendy Languages (NUML) took to the streets of Islamabad on Monday to protest the varsity administration’s determination to carry in-person examinations. 

Blocking IG Street and ninth Avenue, college students demanded that the exams ought to be held on-line simply because the semester was studied digitally. “If the classes were moved online then the university should also reimburse the semester fee.”

In the meantime, the college administration argued that the calls for had been “baseless”. It stated the exams could be held on campus because the federal authorities has allowed reopening of training establishments. 

It could be added right here that the training sector relied closely on digital studying in the course of the previous yr as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Final week, the federal and provincial governments introduced reopening of training establishments with COVID-19 SOPs in place. 

As a heavy contingency of Islamabad Police arrives on the protest website, the scholars are insisting the demonstration would proceed till the college accepts their calls for. Negotiations have begun between the scholars, varsity administration and police. 

As a heavy contingency of Islamabad Police arrived on the protest website, the scholars insisted that the demonstration would proceed till the college accepts their calls for. 

Nonetheless, the gang was dispersed after some time with the scholars saying they’d announce a roadmap quickly.

Digital protest

The protest isn’t solely on the streets, college students have additionally taken to Twitter with #StudentsWantOlineExams and #StudentsRejectPhysicalExams trending on the micro-blogging website.

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