FAST University Expels & Demotes Students for Sharing Memes on Facebook

Months of protests against online classes amid the Coronavirus pandemic may have gone unnoticed, but universities are not letting light-hearted jokes made by students on social media platforms go unpunished whatsoever.

In an absurd development, FAST University has meted out unjustifiable punishments to a group of students enrolled in its Lahore campus for posting innocuous memes in a Facebook group.



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According to details, 13 students have been collectively ordered to submit a written apology to FAST Lahore and upload it on their individual Facebook profiles.

Whereas, individual penalties imposed on the students range from expulsion from the institute for 6 months to a year, demotion in the grades of all or some courses, and 1-hour community service for a month such as picking litter from the campus once it reopens after the Coronavirus pandemic.

FAST Lahore’s discipline committee headed by Dr. Summaira Sarfraz didn’t stop there, it has ordered 12 of its graduated students to submit a written apology and upload it on their individual Facebook profiles as well.

In case of failure, FAST has threatened to revoke the degrees of its former students and blacklist them.


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Not just this, FAST has threatened them of legal proceedings under cyberbullying and harassment laws.

Moreover, Manager Academics and Deputy Controller of Exams FAST Lahore, Saifullah, has sent out an intimidating email to all existing students notifying them with the penalties imposed on fellow students recently.

The email from the Deputy Controller suggests that there is no space for dissenting voices in FAST.

Meanwhile, the Old Students Association of FAST (OSAF) has also condemned FAST University over its recent high-handedness.

  • Please share students meme so we can see who’s guilty here
    Those meme’s were not the innocent one

    • Does that justify the punishment? Under which rule a university can downgrade a student’s grade?

      • Making P**nographic meme is Okay?
        Bro sharing p**nographic content is punishable by law you must be getting those PTA Reminder Messages

    • The memes you are talking about were not made by the students who got punished.
      Please don’t bind us to stuff we had nothing to do with.
      I don’t know who shared that stuff and where they shared it but DC Fast Lahore posting ki memes pe lagi ha and those posts are not from that forum.

    • You can share whatever you want on the internet without any repercussions as long as it is legal and as far as I know, memes are not illegal yet. I suggest that students should contact HEC as I have seen lot of these unjustified FAST cases recently.

        • Academics manager of Fast Saifullah is making p**nographic memes about politicians on Facebook. What about that? Are they legal!!!

          • So if Manager Academics Saifullah is making p**nographic memes about politicians on facebook does this give right to students to making p**nographic memes about female faculty member
            and for Saifullah making p**nographic memes report it to cyber crime wing or take legal action against
            Making p**nographic content is not acceptable in any case

  • Either provide the memes which lead to this debacle or don’t post such articles. Incomplete articles like this should not even be posted.

  • Junk in, junk out. Quality of intake decides the kind of graduates a university shall produce.

  • Fast uni has also cancelled degrees of some students who graduated from it in the past. Those students should post an application to the court that unis should not have the right to cancel degree once it has been issued. Otherwise students will be slaves for their entire life.

  • Well on the face of it this seems incredibly stupid because a university should not have the right to do these high handed measures on its students but once you look at the memes you do realize that these weren’t light hearted jokes. So I would recommend to all the people who have a strong opinion against FAST – please do have a look at the memes.

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