Cambridge Students Want Exams Cancelled, Hold Protest At Karachi Press Club

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

01st Apr, 2021. 07:53 pm
Cambridge Exams

Cambridge students are protesting at Karachi Press Club, demanding the government to cancel Cambridge exams across the country.

During the protest, the students also chanted slogans while holding placards.

One of the students while talking to BOL News said that in view of the third wave of the global pandemic of coronavirus, the health of the students should be taken into consideration.

It may be recalled that the Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge International, had written a letter to Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood on March 26 in which the federal government has allowed Cambridge and IGCSE examinations to be held across the country from May 10.

Many students have raised their voices for the cancellation of the exams as the government had earlier decided to close down schools once again in Punjab, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkwa.

Earlier, the British Council shared a notice by Cambridge International Examinations on the micro-blogging site Twitter. As per the details, dates for O-level and A-level exams have been announced in the statement.

Pakistani students are pushing the government to postpone the exams due to the rapidly rising cases of coronavirus cases, however, in its statement, Cambridge said,

“At this difficult time, we understand the concerns surrounding Cambridge International Exams”.

Whereas, it is “committed to supporting Pakistani students as well as abiding by current Government of Pakistan policy and directives in this regard.”

It said that “the government has confirmed that A and AS level exams can go ahead as per schedule, and so will be held on April 26.”

On the other hand, O level and IGCSE exams will begin May 10.

According to Cambridge, it is in regular contact with the Pakistani government and “continuously monitoring the developing situation in the country.”

 

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