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Coronavirus: March exams delayed after closure of academic establishments for many of 2020

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  • March exams to be postponed due to pandemic-induced closure of faculties and schools for many of 2020, says federal training minister
  • Shafqat Mahmood proclaims change in length of summer time holidays for 2021

ISLAMABAD: Exams scheduled throughout Pakistan’s academic establishments in March shall be delayed as colleges and schools had been closed for majority of 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This postponement announcement was made by Federal Minister for Training and Skilled Coaching Shafqat Mahmood Friday.

He instructed a delegation of personal colleges throughout a gathering that as an alternative of March, the exams shall be held in Could or June.

Learn extra: Coronavirus: Will the tutorial 12 months in Punjab be prolonged?

The minister mentioned summer time trip for academic establishments shall be much less this 12 months to mitigate the scholars’ studying losses brought on by the pandemic-induced campus closures through the first and second waves of coronavirus. 

The educational 12 months, he mentioned, will begin in August.

In November 2020, the federal authorities, on suggestions by the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC), had introduced that academic institutes will stay closed from November 26 to January 10.

The scholars will research at residence or get weekly homework until December 24 and winter holidays will begin December 25. All examinations have been postponed besides admission and recruitment exams.

The colleges are scheduled to reopen on January 11.

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