All exams in Pakistan postponed till 15th June, says Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood

Minister of Education Shafqat Mehmood on Tuesday(27/4/2020) announced that in view of a worsening third coronavirus wave all exams have been put off till June 15 due to Covid-19.

The instruction servestending to the media nearby SAPM on Wellbeing Dr. Faisal Sultan, said examinations will presently be held beginning June 15 and O and A levels exams will presently be held within the October-November cycle. However, the instruction serves included that A2 exams will be conducted for those students who need to seem for the reason of applying to outside colleges.

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Education Minister said “one of the decisions we took today through consensus, was that all exams from today till  June 15 will be canceled,” also, he said that all board exams for grades 9, 10, 11, 12 that were to begin in late May, will now be postponed.

“We will continue to monitor the situation. In the third week of May, we will reassess if a further deferment is in order or if we can hold them at that time.

“So if exams take place after June 15, they may continue in July and even August,” the minister explained.

He said that certain A-Level students are in the second year of A-Level (A2). who he said amount to about 20,000 — will suffer if the exams are delayed as their progress will be delayed by a year,  and so for their facilitation,  exams will be held in the current session as well.

Shafqat Mehmood said that for the ease of students seeking admission in universities, the application deadlines will be extended to January so that students have no problems in applying to universities after appearing for exams late.

 

 

 

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