In response to recent violence against Pakistani students, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education has announced that university exams will be conducted online. Kyrgyzstan announces online exams to ensure the safety of international students following a series of attacks in the capital city, Bishkek.

New Measures for Student Safety: Kyrgyzstan Announces Online Exams

The Kyrgyz Ministry of Education’s new policy allows students, except those in their final semester, to return to their home countries while still being able to participate in their examinations remotely. The exam schedule will be communicated through WhatsApp, enabling students from the 1st to the 9th semesters to complete their assessments without the need for physical presence on campus. The announcement comes in response to a disturbing incident where local students attacked their foreign counterparts, resulting in injuries to 14 Pakistani students.

The violence has caused considerable distress among the international student community, prompting immediate repatriation efforts. A flight carrying 140 students from Bishkek has already arrived in Lahore, highlighting the urgency of the situation. The repatriation continues as safety concerns remain high among the students and their families. Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar addressed the issue, confirming that no Pakistani citizens had died in the Bishkek mob violence, although several students were injured.

Government Response and Repatriation Efforts

Earlier today, Deputy Prime Minister Ishaq Dar, along with other officials, clarified the situation at a press conference in Lahore. He criticized the “false propaganda” spread by a political party and mentioned that the Pakistani government had canceled their visit to Kyrgyzstan at the request of the Kyrgyz foreign minister. Dar assured that the government will cover the expenses of Pakistani students wishing to return home, he emphasized that approximately 11,000 Pakistani students are studying in Bishkek, and those returning will be provided with full facilities.

The Deputy Prime Minister urged trust in Kyrgyz officials and their commitment to safety, stating that the students wanting to leave Bishkek can register at the embassy. “There is no alarming situation in Bishkek,” he added, reassuring that the situation is under control and the Pakistani embassy has confirmed the peace.

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