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Shafqat Mehmood says intermediate exams in Pakistan will likely be held after June 15

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  • Shafqat Mehmood stresses the necessity for conducting exams.
  • He says “no one will study if exmas do not take place”.
  • The scenario’s getting higher attributable to vaccinations, he says.

Federal Minister for Training Shafqat Mehmood introduced Tuesday that the intermediate examinations within the nation could be held after June 15.

The minister, talking in Geo Information’ programme “Capital Talk”, stated the coronavirus scenario was getting higher within the nation attributable to vaccinations and different steps taken by the federal government.

“I am very hopeful,” he stated about holding examinations.

The minister stated solely A-2 examinations had been being held throughout the nation, however a number of individuals had been voicing their calls for to be awarded faculty assesed grades.

“If examinations do not take place then no one will study — and that is why the (O/A- level) exams — that have been postponed — will be conducted in October and November,” he stated.

Final month, because the COVID-19 circumstances rised, Mehmood and Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Well being Dr Faisal Sultan had introduced that as per the suggestion of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre, all board exams had been postponed until June 15.

“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 Might whether or not these exams will likely be postponed additional or not.

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

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 12 months.

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

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