Higher Education Commission (HEC) had announced previous month that no university student will be promoted without sitting in an exam. Moreover, the educational activities will continue over the online mode without any fee waiver keeping in mind the finances of higher education institutes. Students in a response to that protested in front of HEC’s office with demanding fee waiver and exams to be cancelled at all levels.
Students recorded their protest by highlighting key issues during online classes and demanded HEC to promote them without taking exams in order to curb the spread of deadly virus. As a response to such argument, HEC has made it loud and clear that online classes are mandatory and an online exam can also be taken but cancellation of examination and online classes is out of question. Student unions say that online classes are not fruitful for getting themselves prepared for the examination and due to internet problems, most of the students are even not able to attend those classes.
Lastly, students also raise their concern regarding the waiver of fee as other services which are included in the fee like clubs, societies and campus facilities have not been utilized since March, 2020. However, there is a string deadlock among HEC and students, let us see what the time brings for both.