Protest Erupts in Peshawar as Successful MDCAT Students Oppose Re-Test
Students who successfully cleared the Medical and Dental College Admission Test (MDCAT) and their parents gathered for a protest outside the Peshawar Press Club on Saturday to voice their opposition to the decision to re-conduct the MDCAT 2023, as reported by 24NewsHD TV channel.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial cabinet recently made the decision to hold the MDCAT once again, and this decision was communicated to the Peshawar High Court.
Protesters viewed this decision as an injustice to those students who had passed the exam, expressing frustration that concessions were being made for those who had failed. They asserted that instead of canceling the test, efforts should be focused on combating the cheating “mafia.” They described this situation as a ‘victory for the mafia’ and called for a thorough investigation into the test results.
It’s worth noting that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial cabinet made the decision to re-conduct the MDCAT on September 28 in response to allegations of widespread cheating during the exam held on September 10. This decision was subsequently conveyed to the Peshawar High Court.