The whole world is fighting against a deadly disease called Coronavirus. The government of Pakistan imposed lockdowns on 23, March 2020 to prevent the growth of this deadly virus. All businesses including schools, colleges, and universities were suspended. In this lockdown, HEC takes a decision to continue the classes of university students online. However, in a country like Pakistan, where technology is not that efficient, students are facing problems related to this decision. Therefore, the current education scenario in Pakistan could lead to protests and sit-in by the student federation.
Further Online Classes May Lead To Protests and Sit-in in The Country:
The number of students are facing problem related to the internet connectivity specially those who are from the northern area of Pakistan like Skardu. These students lack internet facilities and thus unable to attend online classes. Many students face problem while uploading their assignments also. Apart from the internet connectivity issue, the other problem that students are facing is the lack of practical work. Teachers only deliver lectures by reading from the slides and give assignments. According to the students, this teaching method is not very effective. Because there is a lack of physical interaction between students and with the teacher as well. They further explain that exams and classes can be conducted offline if they design the proper SOPs. Moreover, they also demand not to charge fees during this pandemic as many students from the backward area cannot afford to pay their fees.
University Students so many times requested the HEC to review their decision related to online classes but there is no action taken against those requests. Eventually, some student societies announced the deadline in which HEC should think seriously about their demands otherwise the only thing left for them is to do strike and lockdown in the whole country after the 12th of June.
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