Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood, on Tuesday, announced to postpone O and A level exams but it looks like students are still not satisfied with this decision.
#ResignShafqatMahmood became a top trend now on Twitter as students demand cancellation of exams instead of just postponement.
Social activist and lawyer, Barrister Hassaan Niazi said the government should have gone with teacher-assessed grading to secure the future of students.
Exams cancelled! How convenient. When you had option of teacher assessed grading then why cancel. A level suffers drastically. While O level students suffer along with A1 student. Unacceptable. Minister must resign https://t.co/IM3rM54amt
— Hassaan Niazi (@HniaziISF) April 27, 2021
Lawyer Jibran Nasir also put weight on teacher-assessed grading and asked students to make a trend #ResignShafqatMahmood.
Can we trend #ResignShafqatMahmood until he starts making effort to get #Cambridge to offer #SAGs to Pakistan and also so that everyone specially @ImranKhanPTI realises the magnitude of his failures and how it will impact all A and Olevels students.
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) April 27, 2021
Since these two are leading this campaign from the front, students from all across Pakistan demanded the Education minister’s resignation.
For playing with the future of students️♂️
Exams / Papers Postponed
Justice delayed is justice denied
This Nero could not withstand students’ pressure :pic.twitter.com/lConxnbi5N
— Hard Talk (@teaseforpeace) April 27, 2021
For anyone discouraged and saying that Shafqat Mehmood will not do switch to TAGs,wasnt everyone saying ke exams nahi cancel honge??? Dont give up and keep campaigning for them to fulfill your valid demands and secure your future.We want tags!#Resignshafqatmahmood #WeWantSAGs
— Usman (@UsmanAbbasiii) April 27, 2021
#Resignshafqatmahmood cancel exams pic.twitter.com/JndZTHJTBN
— fateh (@BAh28009155) April 27, 2021
I am extremely upset at this point. @Shafqat_Mahmood is being totally inconsiderate and must be sacked for what he has done.#ShafqatDestroysOurCareers#Resignshafqatmahmood https://t.co/Po0USdiAQH
— Eesha Batool Bukhari (@EeshaBukhari) April 27, 2021
we don’t even want school assessed grades we literally NEED them. why are you not understanding that our lives are at so much risk due to your incompetence and ARROGANCE. You are acting like we have an option but we have no other option.#resignshafqatmahmood#WeWantSAGs pic.twitter.com/4lsLDUYX5i
— aleeha (@aleehahussain) April 27, 2021
We are at a disadvantage because of your incompetence! Either persuade @CambridgeInt or #ResignShafqatMahmood @Shafqat_Mahmood https://t.co/b0LFs163zd
— Shumaim Rashid (@RashidShumaim) April 27, 2021
Please ya’ll dont stay silent. This is the matter of our future, @Shafqat_Mahmood has created a huge mess and we need to act united!#ResignShafqatMahmood https://t.co/dsatuK0qWJ
— Eesha Batool Bukhari (@EeshaBukhari) April 27, 2021
Hamay lolipop da dein ga tu hum man gyan ga
We want our exam to be cancelled
Warna @Shafqat_Mahmood ap ko apni MINISTRY sa haat dhona para ga
SO CANCEL ALL BORAD EXAMS https://t.co/vF1AMtXTli pic.twitter.com/xe3T2qFhGi
— (@_Anas_Saeed) April 27, 2021
Your incompetence cost us much already and u just made it worse. A2s will face grade inflation. AS bound to not go abroad for a degree and O2s will juggle with their Alevel & Olevel course. @CambridgeInt @BritishCouncil#ShafqatDestroysOurCareers#Resignshafqatmahmood#wewantTAGs pic.twitter.com/YDRhTl0Xiy
— Shiza (@__shiza__) April 27, 2021
United we stand, divided we fall.#resignshafqatmahmood pic.twitter.com/VMRwg0uSwM
— Obaid Abbasi (@ObaidAb07545839) April 27, 2021
All this stress is too much for us to handle sir please relieve us of this misery and let us be happy with our families in these troubling times#ResignShafqatMahmood#WeWantTAGS@ImranKhanPTI @pkBritish @CambridgeInt pic.twitter.com/HljtdG4c2h
— kensu (@fjayy21) April 27, 2021
What the heck is happening? The option for A2 switching to oct nov hasn’t been stated anywhere? We demand an explanation right now.@Shafqat_Mahmood #resignshafqatmahmood pic.twitter.com/F8b23jkA0V
— Qandeel Zahra (@qandeelxzahra) April 27, 2021
#Resignshafqatmahmood You have confused us more than ever now please clearly for once tell us a decision may/june or oct/nov?#ShafqatMehmood #ShafqatDestroysOurCareer
British council is saying something else you are saying something else pic.twitter.com/fx4mSTYLx3
— zzzay (@lottepocopie) April 27, 2021
Shafqat Mahmood go talk to Cambridge for TAGs/SAGs.It will be a burden for students in future to complete syllabus in 6 months period.And if again there would be rise in covid in Oct/nov what will you do then will we waste a year.If u cant do SAG then resign #Resignshafqatmahmood pic.twitter.com/SHFsMxXbSc
— Destiny (@Arham49002076) April 27, 2021
#NCOCsavestudents#resignshafqatmahmood@Shafqat_Mahmood Your unclear statements have led to a chaos. Even CAIE has misinterpreted your information. They are preparing for A2 to carry on . No statements regarding october/november has been made. We need a reply now pic.twitter.com/9OYTS2ejui
— Ismail Qayyum (@IsmailQayyum2) April 27, 2021
Earlier, students protested against Mahmood for the cancellation of exams amid prevailing COVID-19 cases in the country. Several celebrities also joined this social media campaign and later applauded the government for the postponement of exams.
Thank you @Shafqat_Mahmood . So glad that you took notice. Postponing the exams was the sensible decision – education is important but protecting the students in these Covid times was paramount ! #Exams2021
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) April 27, 2021
Shukriya ! https://t.co/LvVhgFu5bW
— Aagha Ali (@AaghaAli) April 27, 2021
A very wise decision by honourable minister #shafqatmehmood. Finally, parents and children can heave a sigh of relief. Contrary to some critics, no one is shying away from exams. The atmosphere to hold them right now is not conducive. Gladly bring them on in Oct/Nov
— Adnan Siddiqui (@adnanactor) April 27, 2021
Thank you @Shafqat_Mahmood
Safety first. Lives first. #CambridgeExams #exams2021
— Ayesha Omar (@ayesha_m_omar) April 27, 2021