All educational institutions to remain closed from Nov 26

No exams till June 15: minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal education minister Shafqat Mahmood on Tuesday announced that no exams will take place in the country until June 15 amid a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad after a special National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) meeting, he said O and A level exams had been cancelled and would now take place in the October-November cycle. However, A2 exams will keep running for those students who want to appear for the purpose of applying to foreign universities.

“It has been directed strictly that after Monday, more than 50 people will not be in one centre. For that we have requested that schools be made venues,” the minister said, adding that law enforcement personnel will be deployed to maintain discipline.

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