Federal minister for education Shafqat Mehmood announced on Sunday that schools for the first to 8th grades will remain closed, while Cambridge and IGCSE exams will be held as per the dates sheet. He said the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to delay the 9th to 12th grades exams.
He said a special meeting of Health and Education Ministers of all provinces and Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan was held today. “It was also decided that classes 1 to 8 will remain closed,” he said.
“The 9 to 12 exams will take place according to the new date sheets announced by the Boards. This means exams will not start before the 4th week of May. University admissions schedule will be adjusted keeping in view the new exam timetable.”
He said Cambridge has decided “not to give teacher assessed grade this year.” Therefore, the NCOC has decided with a complete consensus among ministers that A, AS, O level and IGCSE exams will take place as per the date sheet announced by CAIES. “There will be no delay or cancellation.”