Intermediate exams will be held after June 15: Shafqat Mahmood

Intermediate exams will be held after June 15: Shafqat Mahmood

Federal Minister for Education and Vocational Training Shafqat Mahmood is addressing a press conference at the Press Information Department (PID) in Islamabad. Online / File

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood announced on Tuesday that intermediate examinations across Pakistan would be held after June 15.

He said that the situation of corona virus in the country is improving due to polio vaccine and other measures taken by the government. Geo News The program “Capital Talk”.

“I am very optimistic about the successful conduct of the exams,” he said.

The minister said that at present only A2 (second year of one level) examinations are being held across the country, but several people are raising their voices demanding to be awarded the school review grade.

“If there are no exams, no one will study – and that is why (O / A level) exams – which have been postponed – will be held in October and November,” he said.

Last month, as Pakistan saw a surge in COVID-19 issues, Mahmood and Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, announced that all board exams would be postponed until June, as suggested by the National Command and Operations Center. Have gone 15

“The 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th exams, which were scheduled to start from the end of May, have been further delayed,” the minister said at the time. “There will be no board exams until mid-June (June 15).”

Mahmood added that another meeting of the NCOC would decide in the third week of May whether the examinations would be postponed further.

“So if the exams are after June 15, they can continue in July and August.”

Talking about the Cambridge exams, Mahmood said that the O level exams will now be in the cycle of October and November and the same will be the case for the A and AS level exams.

“Students who want to get admission in Pakistani universities will be able to do so by January as the government will take the universities on board in this regard,” the minister said.

He said, however, that A2 students must appear for the exams now, as the delay would ruin the year.

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