UET students protest against exams in Ramazan

Published: May 23, 2017
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Boycott classes, block traffic on University Road irking motorists. PHOTO: FILE

Boycott classes, block traffic on University Road irking motorists. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: University of Engineering Technology (UET) Peshawar students on Monday protested against university administration’s decision to start final year examination from May 29.

The protesting students boycotted classes and blocked the main University Road for traffic for an hour while the public greatly suffered due to closure of road.

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Students shouted slogans against university administration’s decision and said that they are not ready to appear in examination in the fasting month of Ramazan.

Talking to The Express Tribune a student of computer science final year wishing not to be named shared that they have made it known to their head of departments that they are not ready to study and appear in exams during Ramazan as the entire schedule of exams starts from May 29 and continues for 22 days.

“In Ramazan, how we can study and come to university in scorching heat,” he said while adding that it not only the demand of the computer science department but students of all 20 disciplines want that exams be held after Eid.

Another student of the same department said that it was their final year, “we don’t want to just give paper, but want to high marks.” He demanded university administration to postpone the examination till after Eid.

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However, later university campus police dispersed the students and ensured them that university will soon decide regarding this matter.

When contacted UET Vice Chancellor Dr Noor Muhammad Khan said that they have called an emergency meeting of all heads of departments and will decided till today (Tuesday).

He said that university will see their rules for examination and in the light of these rules and mutual consultation they would decide better way for university and students.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 23rd, 2017.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Amer
    May 23, 2017 - 12:26PM

    I am disgusted at these babies ! I studied in the US and the people around US almost never realized that we were fasting. I remember opening fast in class with a single date and not eating for hours afterwards since we were still working or studying… even today I leave for work before sending time in Australia. Recommend

  • PakPower
    May 23, 2017 - 12:32PM

    That’s immature. Several Pakistani universities are having their end semester exams during Ramazan. My brother studies in NUST and he will be giving his ESEs from 8 to 16 June.Recommend

  • sajid ismail
    May 23, 2017 - 7:08PM

    dear PakPower and Amer, is it immaturity?? i think as a muslim u should think about ur maturity, we should make this HOLY month of RAMADAN useful for ourselves.Recommend

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