LAHORE: The Lahore High Court’s (LHC) on Friday dismissed a petition owing to being non-maintainable filed against online classes initiated by different educational institutions.
Justice Ayesha A Malik reserved this decision on Thursday that whether a petition filed against online classes initiated by different educational institutions is maintainable. The petitioner’s counsel Azhar Siddique contended that students and other people of the country were rejecting online education in current circumstances. He said that under a trending hashtag on Twitter, most of the users had expressed concern over poor internet connectivity and lack of effectiveness of online education.
He said the students had demanded instead of arbitrarily shifting to online courses not approved by the authorities concerned, the educational institutions should declare a semester break during their closure due to the coronavirus pandemic and hold classes on campus after reopening in the summer. A faculty member of the Government College University (GCU), which has also been teaching students ongoing during the ongoing closure, said internet connectivity was an issue in the remote areas.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 25th, 2020.