Student Protest and Demand for Online Examination

As the government announced the opening of universities from 1st February 2021, the universities announced on-campus semester exams. After the announcement of on-campus exams, a panic was created among students. In different cities and universities, students protested against the on-campus exam policy. Students from Lahore College for Women University, National University of Modern Languages, Arid University, BZU Multan, UMT Sialkot and KFUEIT Rahim Yar Khan demonstrated their demands in protests. In Lahore, a large number of students from public and private universities protested against their institutes for holding on-campus examinations. Carrying posters and banners saying “We want online exams” they reached the Governor’s House demanding the Governor to direct universities to conduct online exams. Now it becomes a countrywide issue and needs the attention of the authorities.

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Challenges for Sports Development in Pakistani Universities

The Pakistani Nation has the potential to perform in every field of life. But instead of such potential, the outcomes are not satisfactory because of multiple identifiable lacking in policymaking and policy implementation, especially in sports. No doubt, national sports bodies lack capacity and competence but the role of educational institutes like schools, colleges, and universities in the promotion of sports is not satisfactory. A careful comparison of Pakistani universities with foreign universities candidly shows that a lot of improvement is required sports policy of our universities. With candid and concrete policy, universities also need funds to promote sports by providing suitable sports facilities. Sports may be the last in the priority list of university management. It needs serious attention because universities are like nurseries to provide sportsmen to the national bodies. A proper vision, well-defined aims, and elaborated objectives for sports policy is the need of the hour in higher education institutions in the country.

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