LAHORE: The rector of the University of Health Sciences said Friday that the university would not hold online exams for MBBS and BDS students.
UHS Rector Javed Akram met Pakistani chairman of action committee for medical students Dr. Nouman Wattoo and other members of the student council on Friday.
The University VC made it clear that online exams were not possible contrary to the demands of the students who have gathered across several cities against personal examinations due to the prevalent coronavirus situation.
He said four months are wasted in preparation for the online exam and that the government had already announced its opening of universities from 1 February.
VC said that coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) will be followed during the exams. After the theory tests, the students’ action committees will be trusted with practical exams.
Dr. Akram said student safety and health were the university’s highest priority. “Students need to focus on their studies.”
In addition, the principal said the administration would investigate the case of the students from Azad Jammu and Kashmir who will not be able to attend the exam due to the closure.
It is pertinent to mention here that students across the country have taken to the streets and on social media to protest against personal exams. The protesters insisted that their universities should hold online exams as they had been studying for several months through online classes.