Students on Wednesday have taken Twitter by storm and started a hashtag campaign (#cancelexamspakistan2021) in the favour of cancellation of exams due to concerns over the third wave of the coronavirus in Pakistan.
The federal education minister Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday (today) has announced that educational institutes will remain closed till Apr 11 in specific districts of Punjab and KP, including Islamabad.
However, the minister further says that the exams are going to take place as per the schedule.
Twitteratis want Shafqat Mahmood to cancel all the exams, while the country is alarmingly witnessing a spike in the COVID-19 cases, as he becomes a top trend on Twitter.
Here are some tweets making trends on social media:
A social media user sarcastically writes: “They are in an online meeting to decide for our physical exam.”
He has shared the image of virtual meeting chaired by the education minister.
Meanwhile some netizens are comparing the fact that schools are closed in different districts of Punjab but not in Sindh and Balochistan.
For some students, the schools’ closure date has been extended.
While some people, on serious note, have asked the government to think about the lives of thousands of students and teachers who are likely to become a victim of the new wave of the virus.