IHC reserves decision on O/A level exams

By: News Desk      Published: 11:43 AM, 23 Apr, 2021
IHC reserves decision on O/A level exams
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The Islamabad High Court has reserved its judgment on the conduct of physical examinations of Cambridge Assessment International Education, reported 24 News HD TV channel. 

The Islamabad High Court was hearing a petition Friday praying for the cancellation of O, A and AS level examinations in the country owing to the worsening wave of coronavirus pandemic.  

After hearing the arguments, Chief Justice Athar Minallah remarked that the court could not instruct the Cambridge authorities, adding that the case would be referred to the National Command and Operation Centre.  The CJ reserved his judgment on the case. 

On Thursday, the British Council announced the commencement of the CAIE examinations going to be started from April 26 and ended on June 13 this year. 

More than 5,000 students would take the O and A level examinations in the provincial capital Lahore. Whereas 40 examination centers have been set up across the Punjab province to hold the CAIE’s examinations. The British Council has already informed the students regarding the commencement of the exam. 

A total of 90,000 students from across the country will take Cambridge exams. 

Cambridge had taken extensive measures in January this year to ensure that the educational institutes could hold the CAIE’s exams in May/June 2021.