Ninth to Twelfth grade exams will not start before last week of May and A, AS, O level and IGCSE exams will take place as per date sheet announced by CAIES, Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mahmood said in a statement after special meeting of Health and Education Ministers of all provinces and AJK/GB.
He tweeted, “Classes 9 to 12 would commence in affected districts in a staggered manner to allow students to prepare for Board exams. 9 to 12 exams will take place according to the new date sheets announced by the Boards. This means will not start before 4th week of May. University admissions schedule will be adjusted keeping in view the new exam time table.
“It was also decided with complete consensus among ministers that A, AS, O level and IGCSE exams will take place as per date sheet announced by CAIES. There will be no delay or cancellation. Those students wishing to take exams in Oct/Nov can do so in the same fee already paid.
“Meeting was also informed that Cambridge has decided not to give teacher assessed grades this year therefore those not taking exams will take them in the next cycle Oct/Nov. Cambridge also assured that all SOPs will be strictly followed.
“Universities in affected districts will continue online while in districts with less than 8% positivity they will continue to function.
“It was also decided that classes 1 to 8 will remain closed. The details will be announced by the provinces and GB/AJK.”