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Cambridge agrees to reschedule ‘O’ Level examinations

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood announced that after detailed deliberations, Cambridge has agreed to reschedule ‘O’ Level examinations and now it will take place after May 15.

In a tweet, Shafqat Mehmood clarified, “Details will be shared later by them. However, ‘A’ and ‘As’ level exams will take place as per the original timetable, following all the SOPs.”

The Education minister wished everyone success in the examinations.

Shafqat Mehmood further said, “I also want all students to know that our decisions are made keeping their best interest in view, not what is popular. Educational institutions are closed on the advice of health authorities. Decisions about exams are being made considering what is best for them. Have faith.”

Earlier, he posted, “O and A level students are constantly calling, sending messages or writing emails. I want them to know that I am in continuous contact with Cambridge authorities to reschedule most if not all exams to after May 15.”

It may be recalled that National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) Inter-Provincial Educational Minitrial meeting agreed to extend the closure of all educational institutions in nine districts of Punjab. All these nine districts including provincial capital Lahore are COVID-19 hotspots and the government has already imposed smart lockdown in these areas as well to contain the spread of a third wave of deadly virus.

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