Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said that the decision has been taken to postpone O and A level in a meeting where Ms Uzma Yousaf, head of Cambridge in Pakistan was also present.
Federal Minister for education took to Twitter and stated “To review the latest situation re closure of schools I held a meeting today with provincial education ministers and senior education officials. It was decided that O and A level exams of Cambridge due in May and June, would be postponed. Cambridge will announce new dates.”
Since many people are asking it is clarified that this decision to postpone O and A level was taken in a meeting where Ms Uzma Yousaf, head of Cambridge in Pakistan was present https://t.co/MuzuowDxzE
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) March 17, 2020
Education Minister of Sindh Saeed Ghani said while doing a press conference that examinations for class 1 to 7th will be conducted from June 1 to 15 while the new education year will commence from June 1.
The Minister confirmed that Students will not be promoted without taking exams and exams of grade 9th and 10th will be commenced from on June 15 while Intermediate students, both grade 11 and 12, will have their examinations from July 6. All papers will be held in the afternoon shift, Saeed Ghani added.
The Sindh government has also announced to extend the school holidays till May 30 amid growing anxiety over the spread of novel coronavirus.
The decision was made during a special cabinet meting presided by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
It was also decided that these holidays would be treated as summer vacations.
The examinations of 9th and 10th grade have also been canceled.
تعلیمیادارے گرمیوں کی تعطیلات کے بعد یکم جون 2020 کو دوبارہ کھلیں گے۔ https://t.co/38zkQzWsou
— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) March 12, 2020
The National Security Committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to close the educational institutions across the country till April 5.