Due to the ultimate rise in COVID-19 Risks, the physical classes from grade 1 to grade 8 all over Pakistan shall remain close till 28 April 2021. While briefing the media about the NCOC meeting, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said:
“From 19 April, the on-campus classes for matric and intermediate will be held as per schedule under the obligation of all SOPs”
Considering the worst conditions of COVID-19, the closure of the primary schools would be taken by the provincial government of Pakistan. Whereas, for those areas that are badly affected by COVID-19, the universities will move their classes online as before.
Board Exams will be held as per schedule –
While addressing the media about the closure of primary institutes, Shafqat Mehmood clarifies that the board examination and Cambridge exams are scheduled as per the schedule with the obligation of all the SOPs. He further added that the date sheet had been announced by Punjab, which says that the exams would be held on 4 May and shifted to 24 May onwards. Some exams would be expecting to be held in June and July.
There will be a delay in Universities Entrance Test
Furthermore, the universities would be asked to resume their admission test as well as examinations until and unless the COVID-19 Risks effects are controlled.
“Federal government of Pakistan advises the universities to delay their exams. Universities to come over a mutual solution directed by Higher Education Commission (HEC)”, said Shafqat Mehmood
Decision list by National Command and Operation Center
- On-campus classes for grades 1-8 will remain close till Eid.
- Matric and intermediate classes start on 19 April.
- COVID-19 affects some of the residential areas very severely, therefore. The universities shall remain close but taking the online classes as per schedule.
- From 24 May, the Punjab board hold the exams
- The Cambridge exams are held as per schedule
- Universities to extend their admission dates
- NCOC will hold its next meeting on 28 April
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