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#ExamCancelHoga: Students demand schools closure, postponement of exams

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Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood. — YouTube screegnrab via The News/File

Pakistani students took to Twitter on Monday to demand schools closure and postponement of exams, a day before a meeting is held by education and health ministers at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to discuss schools closure is held.

Many students want schools to remain closed even after April 11 in various cities of Punjab and KP. The minister had said it will also be decided whether exams will be postponed or not, keeping in mind the prevalent coronavirus situation in the country.

Here are some of the tweets that went viral on social media.

Apparently, quite a few students gathered at Bhakkar to raise their demand for exams to be postponed.

Others gathered in Lahore to demand the same.

Pakistani singer Asim Azhar requested Shafqat Mehmood to find a solution to the crisis, saying that giving exams under the current circumstances will endanger the lives of millions of students.

Students giving exams of different boards have united for the greater good, it seems.

Schools closure: Sindh suspends on-campus classes till grade 8 from April 6

Yesterday, the Sindh government announced it was suspending on-campus classes for students till grade 8. The suspension will come into effect from April 6 and will be for a period of 15 days.

Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani had said children's education will continue through online classes, homework and other means during this period.

He made the announcement in a tweet on Sunday.


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