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  • Officers say choice to provide provisional admission taken in order that college students’ yr is just not wasted.
  • Determination was taken by HEC and coronavirus monitoring committee in assembly held at the moment.
  • Determination comes after NCOC requested authorities to droop exams until June 15.

The Greater Training of Fee (HEC) introduced on Friday that they may enable universities to confess A Degree college students on a provisional foundation after the federal government introduced the postponement of their exams, officers advised Geo Information.

Officers stated that the choice was taken by the HEC and coronavirus monitoring committee in a gathering held at the moment. The committee consists of vice-chancellors of all varsities of the nation.

“The decision to give provisional admission was taken so that the students’ year is not wasted,” stated the officers.

‘No exams till June 15’

Earlier this week, Federal Minister for Training Shafqat Mehmood and Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan introduced that as per the suggestion of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre, all board exams have been postponed until June 15 given the rising variety of coronavirus circumstances within the nation.

The minister and the SAPM made the announcement in a press convention associated to Cambridge examination centres in addition to the general scenario of infections within the nation after attending a particular session of the NCOC.

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Through the press convention, Mehmood stated that from April 18 (when the final assembly of the training ministry was held) till now, the variety of coronavirus circumstances has quickly risen, due to this fact, the federal government has determined to postpone all exams till June 15.

He stated the nation appears to be headed in the direction of a whole lockdown in areas witnessing notably excessive positivity ratios.

“Exams of 9, 10, 11 and 12, which were supposed to begin from the end of May, have been delayed further,” the minister stated. “No board exams will be held till mid-June (June 15).”

Mehmood added that one other assembly of the NCOC will determine within the third week of Could whether or not these exams will likely be postponed additional or not.

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

Cambridge exams

Talking about Cambridge exams, Mehmood stated that O Degree exams will now be held within the October and November cycle and the identical would be the case for A and AS Degree exams.

“Those students who wish to seek admission in Pakistani universities will be able to do so until January as the government will take the universities on board in this regard,” the minister stated.

He, nevertheless, stated college students of A2 should seem within the examination proper now, as deferment would result in a wasted yr.

“In this regard, the government has issued directives that no exam venue will have more than 50 people [to maintain adequate social distancing].”

“Yesterday, we saw that some Cambridge exam centres violated the coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs),” he stated. “Therefore, from Monday onwards, the government will ensure the deployment of law enforcement agencies outside of the exam centres to ensure compliance with the SOPs.”

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On the finish of the press convention, Shafqat Mehmood burdened that [irrespective of everything] exams are crucial for college students as a result of they work onerous all year long.

“All the education ministers unanimously decided that no promotions can be granted without exams, but for the sake of facilitating student [in times of crisis] the exams will be held in the October/ November session or after June/ July [in case of local students],” Mehmood stated.

The Cambridge examinations began this week amid sturdy calls from the scholars and their mother and father to cancel exams contemplating the worsening COVID-19 scenario within the nation.

Minister Shafqat Mehmood had stated that the permission to carry exams was conditional on strict SOP observance. 

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