- Cambridge assures college students coronavirus SOPs might be adopted throughout exams.
- Official says Cambridge working with authorities to make sure a clean course of.
- Greater than 80% of Cambridge college students worldwide are taking their exams this 12 months.
Cambridge Worldwide Examinations on Thursday stated that it needs to inform colleges, college students, and oldsters that it’s working carefully with British Council and all COVID-19 security measures might be strictly adopted in all its examination centres throughout Pakistan.
The event comes after the British Council Pakistan, earlier within the day, had assured Federal Schooling Minister Shafqat Mehmood that every one coronavirus customary working procedures might be adopted in the course of the upcoming examinations.
Final month, Cambridge had introduced that every one O Stage and IGCSE exams would begin from 10 Might 2021 in Pakistan.
Cambridge Worldwide AS & A Stage exams might be held as per the present timetable, ranging from 26 April 2021, as agreed with the federal government of Pakistan, the assertion stated.
On this regard, Cambridge Worldwide’s Nation Director Pakistan Uzma Yousuf stated: “We have been working closely with the federal and provincial governments, who have given us extensive support and advice, to ensure we run exams safely, and securely for our students.”
“If a student is not comfortable taking their exams in the May/June 2021 series they can withdraw their entries, and sit any future exam series without any additional financial burden.”
It is pertinent to mention that Cambridge had introduced extensive extra measures in January this year to support schools and students with taking exams in the May/June 2021 series.
These included adjustments to aspects of assessments and exemptions from components that are difficult to run during the pandemic.
Cambridge also expanded the process of its special consideration to enable students to receive a grade, when for good reason they miss some exams. This also includes Cambridge O Level and IGCSE exams that students in Pakistan will not be able to sit before 10 May.
“Greater than 80% of Cambridge Worldwide college students worldwide are taking their exams in Might/June 2021. Colleges in a lot of the 160 international locations Cambridge Worldwide works in are operating exams, together with India, Sri Lanka, China, the US, Malaysia, and Nepal,” it stated.