Latest Update On Canceled Exams- Exams Will Neither Be Postponed Nor Canceled
Latest Update On Canceled Exams Shafqat Mahmood, Education Minister, advised students not to believe in rumors. He said that there were 29 educational boards across the country, and each had published its own schedule. Exams would be held on these dates.
Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Education Minister, has stated that grades nine through twelve will be held across the country according to the schedules published by respective boards.
Mahmood, speaking to reporters in Lahore, recalled last year’s cancellation of exams and the passing of all students. However, he said that this year, all parties and provincial ministers decided that grading would not take place without exams.
“Exams at A2 Level have been completed, and exams for [classes] 9, 10, 11, and 12 will be held in the next few days.” Students, I urge you to continue your studies as exams will not be delayed or canceled.
He advised students to continue their studies and said that students who hoped the exams would be canceled would not get them. All the stakeholders and provinces made this unanimous decision. He stressed that exams would be held according to the announced schedules by the boards.
Students were advised by the education minister not to believe in rumors. He stated that there were 29 educational boards across the country, and each had published its own schedule. Exams would be held on these dates.
Mahmood answered a question regarding summer vacations. He said that it was up to the provincial governments to decide if they will offer holidays. He said, “These aren’t ordinary conditions, and whatever provinces decide in such conditions, it will work.”
Minister said education was “badly affected” by the closing of schools. He added: “Schools should remain open as much as possible, considering the weather and taking into account the coronavirus situation.
“The only place that can teach is in the classroom. It is necessary to cover a lot of the course and to overcome any deficiencies. Mahmood stated that we have allowed the provinces and private schools to do whatever they feel is appropriate.
The minister’s comment comes days after hundreds of students protested in front of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in Islamabad and demanded the cancellation of secondary school certificate (SSC) and higher secondary school certificate (HSSC) exams.
Protesters shouted slogans against government officials and demanded that physical exams be canceled. They claimed that they had been taught online during the pandemic but were not prepared for the exam. Therefore, the exams should be canceled. As the coronavirus pandemic drags on, protests of this nature have been held across the country. This has harmed educational activities.