Classes 9 to 12 will commence in affected districts: Minister

Shafqat Mehmood says O/A level exams as per Cambridge’s date-sheet without delay

By: News Desk      Published: 01:20 PM, 18 Apr, 2021
Classes 9 to 12 will commence in affected districts: Minister
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A special meeting of Health and Education Ministers of all provinces and Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan was held Sunday which took important decisions regarding exam schedules across the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Shafqat Mehmood said, “The following decisions were taken with complete consensus. Classes 9 to 12 would commence in affected districts in a staggered manner to allow students to prepare for Board exams.”

“Exams of 9 to 12 classes will take place according to the new date-sheets announced by the Boards. This means it will not start before the 4th week of May. University admissions schedule will be adjusted keeping in view the new exam timetable,” Shafqat added.

The minister said that it was also decided with a complete consensus among ministers that A, AS, O level and IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) exams will take place as per the date-sheet announced by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIES).

“There will be no delay or cancellation. Those students wishing to take exams in Oct/Nov can do so in the same fee already paid,” the minister said. 

Shafqat Mehmood said that the meeting was also informed that Cambridge has decided not to give teacher assessed grades this year therefore those not taking exams will take them in the next cycle Oct/Nov and Cambridge also assured that all SOPs will be strictly followed.

He said that universities in affected districts will continue online while in districts with less than 8% positivity ratio they will continue to function.