Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mehmood, on Sunday, reiterated that Cambridge International Exams will go ahead as per the date sheet announced by Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) with no delay or cancellation.
The minister tweeted,
It was also decided with a complete consensus among ministers that A, AS, O level and IGCSE exams will take place as per the date sheet announced by CAIES. There will be no delay or cancellation. Those students wishing to take exams in Oct/Nov can do so in the same fee already paid.
The decision was taken in a special meeting of health and education ministers from Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Azad Jammu, and Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan.
“Meeting was also informed that Cambridge has decided not to give teacher assessed grades this year, therefore, those not taking exams will take them in the next cycle (Oct/Nov). Cambridge also assured that all SOPs will be strictly followed,” the minister added.
Meanwhile, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has served notices to the British Council, Pakistan director of CAIE, and the federal ministry of education, challenging the physical O and A levels exams being conducted despite an increase in coronavirus cases in the country.