Cambridge Exams are already underway for Pakistani students. While Cambridge may have given lax treatment to other countries and opted for no exams in the UK as well, they have not given any such option to Pakistan.
COVID and Cambridge Exams
So in order to ensure that the students don’t lose out on an academic year to COVID, the government is trying to accommodate the exams as best as possible. And all this alongside the pressure from students who did not want to go ahead with the exam in such troubling times. NCOC (National Command and Operations Centre) has thus issued regulations for SOP implementation. They have instructed the concerned parties linked with these examinations to make sure that SOPs for coronavirus is being followed.
Statement by Federal Minister of Education
Shafqat Mehmood, the Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training has wished all the appearing students who have chosen to appear now and not postponed it for the October/November session all the very best of luck. He has acknowledged that these are tough times and difficult decisions were made for the sake of students.
Wishing all students taking exams starting from today, the very best. These are tough times and difficult decisions have been made keeping the students best interest in view. British Council is committed to strict implementation of SOPs and we will monitor them closely. Good Luck
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) April 26, 2021
The federal minister’s tweet said:
“Wishing all students taking exams starting from today, the very best. These are tough times and difficult decisions have been made keeping the students best interest in view. British Council is committed to the strict implementation of SOPs and we will monitor them closely. Good Luck”
NCOC on the pandemic and exams
Asad Umar and National Coordinator Lieutenant General Hamood-Uz-Zaman Khan co-chaired the NCOC session. In the session, NCOC announced that these exams were being conducted on the orders of the Ministry of Education.
One of the orders by NCOC was that each centre would allow only 50 students. And that no parents to be allowed inside the venue.
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