Sindh High Court Suspends Medical Entrance Test In Sindh
According to the order by SHC, the Sindh government will no longer take the entrance test for admissions in medical and dental colleges of Sindh. This postponement is temporary according to the order of the Honorable High Court of Sindh. No private or public medical and dental college in Sindh will be able to take this entrance test and allow admissions on its basis. The test was scheduled to be taken on 18 October 2020. But on the notification that came out on October 16, 2020, the test will not be taken and new dates will be announced soon.
Students And Their Concerns
Each year a huge number of students appear in the entrance test for medical and dental colleges in Sindh. More than 29000 thousand students were expected to appear in the entrance test for medical and dental colleges in Sindh. Being a mandatory requirement for admissions in medical and dental colleges, passing the MDCAT is necessary for every student. The situation of admissions and educational activities in medical and dental colleges of Sindh has been a disaster this year. Students who are currently enrolled and those who want to take admission in medical and dental colleges of Sindh this year have been unable to study properly. After the unitary decision of MDCAT to be taken for admissions in all medical and dental colleges of the country, the students of Sindh finally felt relief. But the haphazard actions of the government of Sindh and the demands of public and private medical and dental colleges of Sindh have made it difficult for the students to prepare with peace of mind.
Remarks Of The Honorable Court
Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar of Sindh High Court addressed the concerned authorities to prioritize the importance of admissions for students. He has demanded the Federal government of Pakistan, Pakistan Medical Commission, and other concerned authorities to submit a reply regarding the entrance test situation by October 22. Regarding the postponement instead of cancellation of the entrance test in Sindh, the judge said that he awaits the reply from concerned authorities and then the court will pass its verdict.