The University of Karachi (KU) has on Wednesday postponed all the exams scheduled to take place from November 26.
The development comes after the government had announced the closure of educational institutions across the country.
“The University of Karachi has postponed the examinations scheduled from November 26, 2020, till further orders, the KU Controller of Examinations Dr Syed Zafar Hussain [said],” the statement said.
Earlier in a day, the Sindh government had suspended physical classes in the educational institutions across the province, in pursuance of the National Command and Operations Centre’s directives.
The suspension will remain in effect from November 26 to January 10, 2021, a notification said.
On November 23, Sindh Minister for Education and Labor Saeed Ghani had made a statement regarding the Department of Education under the federation at a meeting of the NCOC chaired by the Federal Minister for Education.
“This year children will not be promoted in classes without exams.”
“We suggest that all educational institutions should not be closed, but if it seems so, then the primary schools with an enrollment of 73% should be closed while all classes of class 6 and above should be continued, added Ghani
Saeed Ghani further said: “The ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth examinations should not be taken in May and June but should be held and decided later based on the situation ahead.”
During the second wave of coronavirus, the federal government has taken an important decision today (Monday) regarding educational institutions.