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Shafqat Mehmood slams Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal over ‘low cost’ examination politics


Federal Minister of Training, Skilled Coaching, and Nationwide Heritage and Tradition Shafqat Mehmood. Photograph: Twitter/ File.
  • Shafqat Mehmood says PML-N’s Saad Rafique and Ahsan Iqbal are “playing politics with students to gain cheap popularity.”
  • Why ought to hardworking college students be discriminated towards? Cease low cost politics, says Mehmood.
  • Ahsan Iqbal had stated that college students are depressed, committing suicide as a result of exams have been introduced on very brief discover.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister of Training and Skilled Coaching Shafqat Mehmood on Friday slammed the PML-N and stated that the get together — which is breaking apart — is “playing politics with students to gain cheap popularity.”

Taking to Twitter, the minister criticised PML-N leaders Ahsan Iqbal and Saad Rafique and stated that they know that exams have already taken place in Balochistan and Sindh, due to this fact, different college students can’t be handled in a different way.

“They know that [the] decision to take exams was taken unanimously by all federating units, including PML-N’s govt in AJK, and PPP in Sindh,” he wrote.

“They know that students cannot be promoted on the basis of previous exams as there were no exams last year.”

The minister additional stated that Saad Rafique and Ahsan Iqbal ought to know in the event that they declare to be educated that exams are the perfect measure of scholars’ capacity.

He stated that it’s essential for college kids of sophistication 12 to take the exams as they need to go to universities {and professional} schools.

“Why should hardworking students be discriminated against. Stop cheap politics,” the minister wrote.

Mehmood wrote that the 2 leaders ought to know that after the 18th modification, out of the 30 academic boards throughout the nation, just one board, i.e. the federal board, was given to the federal authorities, whereas different boards are ruled by the respective provinces and different our bodies.

“Yet they [Ahsan Iqbal and Saad Rafique] were pretending that one order from a federal minister can stop exams across the country. Again just a failed attempt at cheap politics,” the minister wrote whereas censuring the statements of the PML-N leaders.

Mehmood reminded college students that exams can be commencing from tomorrow (July 10) within the remaining provinces and federating models.

“Wish all students taking exams from tomorrow the very best. Inshallah, all will do well,” he wrote.

“Those students who say give more time can always appear in supplementary exams taken 2/3 months by all boards. Why should these exams be postponed and students who have been studying be penalised?”

College students depressed, committing suicide due to examination strain: Ahsan Iqbal

A day earlier, Ahsan Iqbal, whereas talking throughout a session of the Nationwide Meeting, had stated that “hundreds of students are depressed and are forced to commit suicide because of the pressure of exams.”

He stated that ideally, college students needs to be given at the least two to a few months to arrange for exams, however the PTI authorities issued the date sheet for exams solely 20 days earlier than the exams, thus placing an excessive amount of strain on the scholars.

Iqbal added that college students didn’t get equal alternatives as a consequence of on-line lessons and the good topics couldn’t be lined.

“Tens of scholars are trying in the direction of the Meeting to take an acceptable choice. These belonging to the lower-middle class and learning in authorities colleges couldn’t get enough time to cowl the syllabus. He demanded a 45-day delay in Intermediate examinations in order that the scholars might get correct time to arrange themselves.

Alternatively, Rafique stated “politics should not be involved in the sensitive issue of Intermediate examinations. He demanded a six to eight weeks delay in the conduct of examinations.

The PML-N member said that due to severe load-shedding across the country, the students could also not avail online classes. He asked the speaker to call Shafqat Mahmood to respond to questions.

Regardless of the arguments of the Opposition members to delay the examination, the federal authorities had rejected the demand.

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