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Shafqat Mehmood says NCOC to debate ‘poor’ SOP compliance outdoors Cambridge exams centres

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  • Shafqat Mehmood says a particular NCOC session would evaluation SOP compliance and COVID-19 unfold right this moment.
  • Says it’s apparent that outdoors the examination centres the compliance is poor.
  • Cambridge exams are being held throughout Pakistan amid calls for his or her cancellation attributable to corona unfold.

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Training and Skilled Coaching Shafqat Mehmood on Tuesday mentioned that the compliance of coronavirus SOPs outdoors Cambridge examination centres was “poor” and will probably be mentioned in a particular session of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) right this moment.

The Cambridge examinations began on Monday amid sturdy calls from the scholars and their dad and mom to cancel them contemplating the worsening COVID-19 state of affairs within the nation.

The minister mentioned that the permission to carry the examination was conditional on strict SOP observance.

“As more reports have come in, It is obvious that outside the exam centres the compliance is poor. This and the latest corona spread reports will be discussed in a special NCOC meeting today afternoon,” he mentioned in an announcement posted on his official Twitter account.

‘Solely 50 college students allowed at a centre’

Earlier on Monday, a NCOC session, headed by its chairman Asad Umar and co-chaired by Nationwide Coordinator Lieutenant Normal Hamood-Uz-Zaman Khan, was held in Islamabad.

Learn extra: Shafqat Mehmood slams faux image and reviews of examination halls

The NCOC, in an announcement, mentioned the examinations had been being carried out in keeping with the Ministry of Training’s choices. The discussion board directed that no more than 50 college students ought to be allowed in a centre.

In the meantime, in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi, violation of coronavirus SOPs was seen, as a number of college students didn’t put on face masks — important gear to maintain the virus at bay. The dad and mom had been additionally current outdoors the examination halls ready for his or her youngsters.

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