Faculty college students pictured strolling to highschool in Pakistan. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: Punjab authorities spokesperson Musarrat Jamshed Cheema on Wednesday stated college students in colleges throughout the province wouldn’t be promoted with out taking examinations.

Speaking to a personal information channel, she stated that exams could be delayed for some time however can be held.

Faculties will likely be open in areas the place the ratio of coronavirus instances is low, she added.

Cheema stated the coronavirus positivity fee in Punjab is 9.5%, which is an alarming signal.

The provincial authorities is strictly following the directives of the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) for holding the illness, Cheema stated.

“Wedding ceremony halls, eating places and places of work are closed, whereas, indoor actions have additionally been restricted,” she added.

The third wave of coronavirus is extra deadly than the earlier ones, she stated.

Faculties to stay shut in excessive danger areas

Earlier within the day, in a gathering of well being and training ministers on the NCOC, it was determined that colleges in Pakistan which are situated in coronavirus hotspot areas will stay closed until April 11.

The assembly to debate the closure of colleges got here amid an alarming rise of coronavirus instances within the nation.

The variety of COVID-19 lively instances has doubled within the final three weeks whereas the positivity ratio has remained above 8% in the previous few days. In response to the NCOC information, the variety of lively instances was 17,352 on March 6 which reached 36,849 on Wednesday.

Mehmood stated the federal government will maintain a gathering with the Cambridge exams board to see whether or not examinations will be postponed or not.

Board examinations of courses 9 to 12 will likely be held as per the timetable, he stated.

Punjab govt names 9 districts the place colleges will stay closed

Individually, the federal government of Punjab introduced the names of 9 cities the place colleges will stay closed until April 11.

Punjab Minister for Training Murad Raas took to Twitter shortly after the assembly held earlier at the moment, to disclose the names.

“All public & personal colleges of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Sargodha, Sheikhupura will stay closed until April 11th, 2021. The remaining districts will likely be open on the earlier schedule,” he tweeted.

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