National University of Modern Languages (NUML) students in Islamabad held a protest against the varsity’s on-campus exams.
One of the students stated that throughout the fall semester we took classes online and now the university has suddenly decided to take exams on campus.
According to the reports, the protesters have claimed the university to return them their half-semester fee and the money charged for transport service and hostels.
One of the protestors asked; what is the purpose of charging so much money when none of these services were availed by us?
Moreover, a number of students also complained that the quality of online classes in the last few months had dropped. We were just dependent on notes and textbooks.
One of the protesters said that some students couldn’t even attend the online classes due to the lack of facilities. With all this, on-campus exams will be an easy way for the varsity to fail us.
On the other hand, some student rights organizations such as the Progressive Students’ Federation have joined the protesters as well. They have warned that the protests and sit-ins will continue until their demands are met.
Universities all across Pakistan moved their final exams on campus last week after the government announced that universities will reopen from February 1.
They said that the government is already reopening universities from February 1, so they might as well just postpone the exam date and take the finals in person.
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