Netizens react to Shafqat Mahmood’s decision
Students in Pakistan have taken social media by storm to pay their tributes to Shafqat Mehmood over his decision to suspend on-campus classes all over the country for almost one and a half month.
On Monday federal minister for education Shafqat Mahmood announced the closure of all educational institutes till January 10. The decision came after the joint session of all educational ministers.
People on facebook and twitter started praising the federal minister as some referred to him as literally ‘’Shafqat” – meaning love and affection in Urdu, for the students with many other comic posts went viral.
Meanwhile, netizens also welcomed the decision in the comment section of the relevant tweets from the minister.
Some videos were also shared on social media where the students were chanting slogans in response to Shafqat Mahmood’s decision.
The education minister had shown deep concerns on children’s health and safety and called it a top-most priority of the government. He also added examinations scheduled to take place in December would also be postponed.
The future plan for the reopening of educational institutes will be decided by a review meeting which is supposed to be held in the first week of January 2021.
‘MDCAT students are not satisfied’
Young medical aspirants and students who have been willing to appear in the Medical & Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) for the last few months are not satisfied with the government’s decision which has not included their safety. They have expressed their concerns on social media and also wanted MDCAT to be postponed in the wake of the second wave of Coronavirus in the country.
It has been announced that MDCAT will be conducted on November 29 as per schedule. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on health, Dr Faisal Sultan has stressed that the implementation of precautionary measures must be ensured during the exams.
The announcement came as a result of clearance from Sindh High Court who had restrained Pakistan Medical Commission from holding MDCAT.