Minister for Schooling Shafqat Mehmood. — PID/File

Minister for Schooling Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday assured college students that he’s “in steady contact with Cambridge authorities” concerning the opportunity of O and A stage exams due in Could/June being postponed.

The minister stated that college students are “consistently calling, sending messages or writing emails”, and he needs to allow them to know that he’s “in fixed contact with Cambridge authorities”.

He stated discussions to reschedule “most if not all exams to after Could 15” are being held, including that he “ought to know extra tomorrow”.

Earlier this month, the minister had introduced that every one Cambridge exams — in addition to these for Intermediate and Matriculation college students — might be held as per schedule this yr.

He stated that exams for grades 10, 11 and 12 might be held this yr in Could and June.

“Our kids are giving [inter and matric] exams beneath the Pakistani boards, therefore the identical [rule] can even apply for kids giving exams for different boards,” he stated, referring to O stage and A stage college students.

Nevertheless, following a gathering of the well being and schooling ministers on the Nationwide Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) yesterday, by which it was determined that colleges in coronavirus hotspot areas might be closed until April 11, exams got here beneath dialogue as soon as extra.

Mehmood had stated, following the assembly, that he’ll focus on with Cambridge whether or not exams scheduled within the Could/June session could be postponed.

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