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No exams to take place in Pakistan till June 15, says Shafqat Mehmood

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The education minister has announced that exams for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 as well as O level and A level exams will not take place in Pakistan till June 15.

During the press conference, Shafqat Mehmood said that from April 18 until now, the number of coronavirus cases has rapidly risen, therefore, we have decided to postpone all exams until June 15.

“Exams of 9, 10, 11 and 12 which were supposed to begin from the end of May have been delayed further,” the minister said. “No board exams will be held till mid-June (June 15).”

Mehmood added that another meeting of the NCOC will decide in the third week of May to decide whether these exams will be postponed further or not.

Speaking about Cambridge exams, he said that O level exams will now be held in October and November cycle and the same will be the case for A level exams, the minister said.

The Cambridge examinations started on Monday amid strong calls from the students and their parents to cancel exams considering the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country.

Minister Shafqat Mehmood had said that the permission to hold exams was conditional on strict SOP observance.

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