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After NUML Students Protest Bahria's Students start a Protest | Khaleej NewsNUML Students Protest in front of HEC Pakistan | Students Rights Movement | Khaleej News HEC Pakistan#NUMLProtest#KhaleejNews#OnlineEXamsISLAMABAD: A large number of students of the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) staged a protest on Monday against the university’s administration and demanded that exams should be held online.Motorists here at 9th Avenue, IJP Road, Peshawar Road, Pirwdahi Road, Karachi Company Road and several other roads facedlevel students, who are starting school from today. “Tomorrow classes 9 to 12, O and A level go back to school/ college. Wish them the very best,” the minister wrote.“Their future is our main priority.” On Friday, January 16, the minister had held a high-level meeting at the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) to review the decision to reopen educational institutions amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.During the meeting, it was decided that classes will start for students of grades nine to 12 from January 18 as decided earlier. Unlike the previous year, the federal and provincial governments also decided that students will not be promoted without exams.A one-week extension was granted to start the classes for students of grades 1-8. They were earlier supposed to start by January 25. It was decided that primary schools will reopen from February 1, while higher education institutes will also reopen from February 1 as decided earlier.The NCOC will re-evaluate data in a week and decide whether primary schools and higher education institutes will reopen on February 1 in cities where infections rates are high. The minister also decided in the meeting that if the infection rate is high in a particular city, educational institutes may not reopen there.SLAMABAD: Students of National University of Modern Languages (NUML) took to the streets of Islamabad on Monday to protest the varsity administration's decision to hold in-person examinations. Blocking IG Road and 9th Avenue, students demanded that the exams should be held online just as the semester was studied digitally. "If the classes were moved online then the university should also reimburse the semester fee."Meanwhile, the university administration argued that the demands were "baseless". It said the exams would be held on campus as the federal government has allowed reopening of education institutions. It may be added here that the education sector relied heavily on digital learning during the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, the federal and provincial governments announced reopening of education institutions with COVID-19 SOPs in place. As a heavy contingency of Islamabad Police arrives at the protest site, the students are insisting the demonstration would continue until the university accepts their demands. Negotiations have begun between the students, varsity administration and police. As a heavy contingency of Islamabad Police arrived at the protest site, the students insisted that the demonstration would continue until the university accepts their demands. However, the crowd was dispersed after a while with the students saying they would announce a roadmap soon.Digital protestThe protest is not only on the streets, students have also taken to Twitter with #StudentsWantOlineExams and #StudentsRejectPhysicalExams trending on the micro-blogging site.SLAMABAD:Students of the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) staged a protest against the university's administration on Monday and demanded that exams should be held online. According to sources, the police closed the road leading to the educational institution and deployed a large contingent to control the student protest. During the protest, slogans were also raised against the varsity's administration. Read: ‘Sedition’ case lodged against participants of Student Solidarity MarchStudents are demanding that examinations be held online and not in person. They also demanded a decrease in the 'unreasonable' amount of "What's the purpose of charging so much money when none of these services were availed by us?" another student asked.A number of students also complained that the quality of online classes in the last few months had dropped. We were just dependent on notes and textbooks, the students said.One of the protesters added that some students couldn't even attend the online classes due to the lack of facilities. "With all this, on-campus exams will be an easy way for them to fail us."Some student rights organisations such as the Progressive Students' Federation have joined the protesters as well. They have warned that the protests and sit-ins will continue until their demands are met.