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Pakistan cancels O/A Level, matric exams till June 15

Pakistan cancels O/A Level, matric exams till June 15

Pakistan has cancelled all examinations till June 15, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced while addressing a press conference on Tuesday.

The O and A Level exams have been cancelled and pushed till October/November, he remarked, adding that no student will be promoted without exams this year.

We also discussed the concerns of students who cannot wait till September to take their exams as their year will be wasted. We are giving special permission to A2 students to take their exams and centres will be open for only them, Mahmood added. “Pakistan has around 20,000 A2 students.”

He shared that centres should ensure that no more than 50 students are present at a time. The Pakistan Army will be deployed to ensure the SOP implementation.

Board exams were scheduled to be held in May and they have been postponed too, Mahmood remarked.

The federal minister said that they will ensure that Pakistan universities take in new admissions till January 2022 so that O/A Level students don’t face placement issues.

These are difficult times and no decision is going to be easy, he said. “We have made this decision in collective spirit.”

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