Federal Minister for Schooling Shafqat Mehmood. Picture: File

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Schooling Shafqat Mehmood on Wednesday stated that the federal government will talk about with the Cambridge Worldwide Examination (CIE) board right this moment if the upcoming O and A stage exams could be postponed.

“We’ll maintain a gathering with Cambridge once more right this moment to overview the state of affairs and we’ll see if these exams could be postponed,” Mehmood instructed the media after the conclusion of the assembly of schooling and well being ministers on the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

The minister, in a short assertion, prevented commenting additional on the matter as he was but to have the dialogue Cambridge on the problem.

He added that he’ll share an replace on the exams as soon as he holds the assembly with the UK board.

The federal schooling minister right this moment chaired an essential assembly of schooling and well being ministers on the NCOC to determine on the closure of faculties amid an alarming rise of coronavirus instances within the nation.

The variety of COVID-19 energetic instances has doubled within the final three weeks whereas the positivity ratio has remained above 8% in the previous couple of days. Based on the NCOC knowledge, the variety of energetic instances was 17,352 on March 6 which reached 36,849 on Wednesday.

Earlier this month, Mehmood had introduced that Cambridge, Inter, Matric and different exams can be be held as per schedule.

He additionally shared that native board exams for grades 10, 11 and 12 can be held this yr in Might and June.

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

Nevertheless, he right this moment stated that since CIE examinations had been being held a lot sooner than native board exams, he would discover the potential for postponement with the Cambridge board. 

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