LAHORE - For the first time in the history of this country A level students, pushed to the wall by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen decision to put an upper limit seal of 935 marks, took to the Faisal Chowk on Monday morning to stage protest against IBCC and appeal to the Chief Minister Punjab to look into the matter. Thousands of A level students face disappointment and feel discouraged as they may be unable to get admission in medical colleges and other professional colleges as many FSc students are now getting more than 1,000 marks leaving no room for them. Also the entry tests are based on FSc and they had little time to prepare for them. Holding placards and banners the students continued to stage protest throughout the day. They raised slogans urging the CM to save their careers. "We have today protested in front of Punjab Assembly and are ready to go to any forum for redressal of our grievance. If we can get admission in top educational institutions in UK, USA, Australia and Canada why can't we study in Pakistani institutions? The whole process of giving equivalence is sham. We are disappointed and will leave no stone unturned to get justice," one of the protesting students said while talking to The Nation. They urged the government to set up quota system in medical colleges for A level students. Parent of a student who had sent appeals to the president, prime minister and Punjab chief minister said he had received a letter from President Zardari. "The president has assured that appropriate action would be taken on priority basis to solve the issue," Dr Farhat said. Private educational institutions that educate O and A level students for different UK examination boards have also deplored the situation and urged the IBCC to review the process of equivalence.