With a lockdown in place in Pakistan, universities and educational institutions have also been closed down. More than 300 million students are at home across the globe, due to government directives. But soon after students were made to leave behind physical classrooms, virtual classes were launched leveraging applications such as ZOOM and Skype – but that doesn’t mean it was a welcome gesture.

As students were made to log in online for lectures, they took to Twitter and shared their sentiments, making #wewantsemesterbreak to trend on the number one spot on Wednesday evening.

This is what the students have to say:


A very real concern is that students who live in remote areas do not have adequate access to internet

One students shares that he has to travel 30 km just to take the online class

One student shares how the lack of internet connection is particularly bad in the province of Balochistan

Students have also started making memes on how bad the internet is during online classes


It’s safe to say, the students have spoken


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