Students have been quite active on Twitter and are using all kinds of foul languages for the Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood, and Ayesha Omar is not quite happy with the young generation’s attitude towards the use of the internet.
She recently took to social media and shared how ashamed she is of people’s behaviour.
“It’s shameful. Is this the kind of nation we are raising? So much disrespect for others and elders. Criticism or differences should not lead to disrespect.”The Bulbulay star wrote.
“Just because you don’t agree with something doesn’t mean you have to be derogatory and demeaning. We really need to rethink and reflect on a lot of things.”
She further suggested parents maybe start monitoring their children’s activities online and should be aware of what their kids are up to.
“Maybe parents need to monitor internet use. Without being overly strict of controlling. With love and openness. To set the right examples.”She stated.
She also addressed the students directly, and explained to them what she is actually talking about.
“Dear Students. Criticism and difference of opinion do NOT mean one needs to be disrespectful. We can get our point across with respect. Let’s try to regulate and stabilize our emotions in stressful situations. It’s better for us and others. Positive manifestations also help.”She stated.
Students have been furious for weeks because the government initially decided not to cancel or postpone O and A-Level exams. Now that it has decided to postpone them, the students aren’t able to avail the school assessed grades option because the exams had already started when the government made its decision.
Students had argued that they shouldn’t be sitting for exams in the middle of a pandemic, especially when cases were rising and their online classes weren’t enough to help them cover the course satisfactorily.