29 Apr, 2021
All Examinations Held off till June 15
Islamabad: The federal government has brought in new measures to slow down the rampant third wave of COVID – 19, by postponing all exams till June 15, halting tourism, closing shopping malls and parks, opting to shut down inter-city travel as well as inter-provincial transport over the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays which will occur in the next month.
These decisions were made at a meeting held at the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC). All the education and health ministers were present at the meeting and contributed their opinions in an effort to fight against the pandemic.
After the meeting came to an end, the Federal Minister of Education, Shafqat Mehmood, and the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Faisal Sultan, informed the media about the undertaken decisions. Mehmood announced that the government has decided to push further the exam dates until June 15.
He further added that another meeting will be called in at the end of May to review the COVID – 19 situation across Pakistan, and further decisions will be made keeping in view the situation posed at that time. Mehmood also stated mentioned that if the spread of the disease increases, then the date of exams would be postponed even further.
The Cambridge exams had commenced since Monday however, Mehmood added that all Cambridge exams for all grades have been postponed until the October/November session; with an exception of students who are in AAT 2 (Association of Accounting Technicians) level, as they are required to take the exams in this session.
Shafqat Mehmood clarified that the Cambridge exams would also be conducted in Oct-Nov cycle. He added that no extra fees would be charged from students who wish to defer their exams to the October- November exam session.