The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) said Monday that no more than 50 students should be allowed to sit in an examination room, as Cambridge exams were held in different parts of the country today.
Despite mounting pressure from students demanding the cancellation of exams as the third wave of corona virus intensifies, Cambridge exams were held today in various cities across Pakistan, with strict coronavirus standard operating procedures.
Expressing good wishes to the candidates appearing on Twitter, Federal Minister for Education and Vocational Training Shafqat Mahmood said that these are difficult times and difficult decisions have been taken keeping in view the best interests of the students.
“The British Council is committed to strictly enforcing SOPs and we will monitor them closely. Good luck!” The federal minister said in a tweet.
The NCOC meeting was held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of its chairman Asad Umar and National Coordinator Lt. Gen. Hamood Az Zaman Khan.
The NCOC said in a statement that the examinations were being conducted in accordance with the decisions of the Ministry of Education. The forum directed the concerned authorities to ensure corona virus SOPs during the ongoing examinations.
Meanwhile, in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, corona virus SOPs were violated, as many students did not wear face masks – equipment needed to keep the virus in the dust. Parents were also present outside the examination halls waiting for their children.
The forum considered increasing corona virus cases and the implementation of lockdowns to curb the spread of epidemic diseases in the country.
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