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Govt announces postponement of examination

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The federal government has decided to postpone all exams by June 1, 2020, due to the spread of the Coronavirus, while admissions in universities have also been postponed.

According to the details, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said at a press conference that it has decided to postpone all examinations by June 1, and will continue to monitor the situation related to the virus.

Shafqat Mahmood said that he had a meeting with all the education ministers and concerned officials of Pakistan yesterday. I had informed Prime Minister Imran Khan about all decisions. Exams of all 29 boards of Pakistan and exams under the Cambridge system will not happen till 1st June.

Federal Education Minister said that Cambridge has requested that the schedule of exams should be further extended. Admission in universities will also be extended by one month. The objective of the measures is that the children should know what to do next.

Shafqat Mahmood said that the universities will be asked to evacuate the hostels but its application would not be restricted to foreign students. Foreign students will be restricted to hostels and universities.

Federal Education Minister says universities are working on teaching students online. Inter-Provincial Ministers Conference will be held on March 27. We are keeping the exam matter apart from school closure. The decision on closure of schools will be reviewed keeping in mind the situation of coronavirus.

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