Aagha Ali has extended his support to students demanding exams be delayed and urged authorities to postpone them in wake of rising COVID-19 cases.
“I’ve been getting 100s of messages from students [from] all over the country and trust me, all they say makes sense. Almost all institutes, schools and colleges have been closed and we all know how useful online classes were,” said Ali.
The actor further said: “Apart from this, the new wave of corona is here and getting worse every day…and is taking many lives.”
“Is this risk really worth it?,” he questioned. “Please postpone the exams or promote the students on their previous records.”
Ali added: “The whole country has been going through a lot of pressure and this is only giving students extreme mental stress.”
Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on April 18 had confirmed that A, AS, O’ Level and IGCSE exams will be held as per the date sheet announced by CAIES and there will be no cancellation or delay in the exams. Mahmood had added that those students wishing to take the exams in October-November can do it for the same fee that they’ve already paid.
Following his announcement, several celebrities including Asim Azhar requested the government to postpone the exams considering the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, Twitter raged with students advocating for the cancellation of board exams this year, saying their learning schedules had been deeply disturbed this year. Several students also protested on the streets so that the government takes proper notice of their demands.
#ExamCancelHoga, #ImranKhanCancelExam and #ShafqatMahmood were also among the top trends on the micro-blogging site.
Mansha Pasha also expressed support for the students saying that she was proud of her husband Jibran Nasir for advocating for them.
YouTuber Shahveer Jafry has also requested the government to postpone exams in his tweets:
LHC, IHC and PHC have dismissed the petitions of the Cambridge students. Sindh High Court now will announce the verdict on Friday at 4 pm.