Education Ministry Announces Its Decision on Board Exams

The Federal Ministry of Education has decided to continue the board exams across the country despite a surge in coronavirus cases.

The decision was taken on Wednesday in a virtual meeting of the provincial education secretaries headed by the Acting Secretary for the Ministry of Federal Education, Asif Haider.


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The meeting also decided against extending the vacations for educational institutions and conducting academic activities at schools under strict compliance with COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The provincial secretaries were also asked to decide on the opening of schools according to the coronavirus prevalence rate in their respective provinces.


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Note that the Sindh government is mulling over a complete lockdown in Karachi until 14 August due to the spread of the ‘Indian variant’ across the metropolis. However, it has not agreed to postpone the exams despite the COVID-19 positivity ratio being around 23 percent.

From Monday, 26 July, the government closed restaurants, cinemas, marriage halls, recreational places, and shrines, besides reducing business hours from 6 am to 6 pm across the province. However, the board exams are still underway with little to no implementation of COVID-19 guidelines.