ISLAMABAD, 06 July: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood advised the students to stop spending time on Twitter to make trends against exams and focus on their education as papers will not be cancelled or postponed.
He was talking about ongoing physical exams and the issue of Pakistani students studying in China.
Shafqat Mehmood said that exams have already started in Sindh and will also commence in Punjab from Friday so there is no possibility of papers being postponed or cancelled.
“I would advise the student to stop spending time on Twitter for making trends and better focus on their education. There is still time left for exam preparation.”
The education minister has been the fodder of memes on social media due to controversy related to physical exams.
‘Issue of Pakistani students in China to resolve soon’
When asked about Pakistani students waiting to return to China, Shafqat Mehmood said he has discussed the issue with the Chines envoy and hoped that it will be solved soon.
“Every country is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in its own way. We all know that China is a big country and there is a risk of virus spread there, so the Chinese government enforced strictest restrictions and imposed lockdown.”
The minister said that he was aware of the problems and will take up the matter again with the Chinese government.
The pandemic situation has improved in China and elsewhere so I hope that this issue will be resolved soon.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood said exams will not be cancelled, telling students to focus on their studies.
The minister was speaking to the media when he said last year, due to the coronavirus lockdown, schools had been closed for a long period of time, causing a lot of problems for students.