ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The federal government has postponed all examinations including those of Boards and the Cambridge System till June 1, 2020 due to the situation arising out of Coronavirus Pandemic.
In a Press Conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, the Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood said that the foreign institutions, as well as domestic boards, are bound to implement the government’s decisions.
The minister said that if the situation improves, the examination boards may conduct the postponed exams between June 1 and July 15.
Shafqat Mahmood said that due to delay in exams, the Universities have also been directed to delay their admissions.
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The minister for education further said that all the schools including public and private as well as seminaries have been closed till April 5 as per the decision of the National Security Committee (NSC). He said that it will be decided on March 27 whether or not the educational institutions are reopened.
Shafqat Mahmood said that arrangements are also being made to engage the students in their homes through online lectures in case if the schools are further closed. In this regard, technology support and content committees have also been set up, he added.
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