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Govt canceled all the exams for 6 months: Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood

By: Nazia Mustafa

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Govt canceled all the exams, including the examinations of A and O level for 6 months. Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood also postponed the exams of 15 June.

A virtual meeting of NCOC (National Command and Operation Centre) was held on the video link.

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood, Special Assistant for Health Dr. Faisal Sultan, and other provincial ministers attended the NCOC emergency meeting via video link.

The meeting discussed the matriculation, intermediate, and Cambridge examinations across the country in the prevailing situation of Corona.

The federal education minister Shafqat Mahmood said violations of SOPs outside Cambridge examination centers could make matters worse.

Govt Canceled All the Exams

All exams Postponed
The Federal Govt canceled all the exams for 6 months due to corona

He said that no decision is easy in difficult times as the cases of Corona may increase in May. He said that considering the situation of Corona, all the exams have been canceled till June 15.

The examinations of the examination boards across the country will also be held after June 15.

The examinations for the 9th to 12th classes, which were scheduled at the end of May, have been further postponed.

Shafqat Mahmood said that the postponed A-levels exams would be held in October, but would review the situation in the third week of May.

Govt cancelled all the exams
Under no circumstances should children be passed without examinations: Shafqat Mahmood

He said that the Cambridge A2 exams will continue to be conducted for those enrolled in foreign universities.

The NCOC meeting decided that for the convenience of the Cambridge A2 students who could not appear for the examination beyond September, it was unanimously decided that they would be allowed to appear for the examination as per the date sheet issued so that their year is not wasted

It was also decided that wherever there are examinations, there will be no more than 50 children and law enforcement agencies will be deployed outside the examination centers to avoid the rush.

Sources claim that the education ministers vehemently opposed the proposal to promote children in the next classes in the Cambridge examinations on school grades.

He said that under no circumstances should children be passed without examinations.

Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, said that 85000 A and O level students were to be tested on different days, out of which this number will now be reduced to 21000.

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