The Federal Minister for Schooling and Skilled Coaching, Shafqat Mahmood, had introduced on 23 November that every one the tutorial establishments together with colleges, faculties, and tuition facilities in Pakistan could be shut down from 26 November onwards amid the second wave of COVID-19.
Moreover, on-line courses will proceed till 24 December, adopted by winter break from 25 December 2020 to 10 January 2021.
Concerning the examinations scheduled for December, the minister had acknowledged that aside from skilled examinations, they’ve all been postponed till 15 January 2021.
Following the announcement by the federal government, the Larger Schooling Fee (HEC) introduced a brand new Coverage Steering for the Larger Schooling Establishments (HEIs), in response to which all of the examinations that had been scheduled for December 2020 have been delayed. Nevertheless, it excludes the MDCAT, entrance examinations, and recruitment examinations.
Moreover, the College of Punjab (PU), the College of Well being Sciences (UHS), the College of Sindh Jamshoro, the College of Karachi (KU), the Allama Iqbal Open College (AIOU), and the Nationwide College of Sciences and Know-how (NUST) have formally postponed their exams.
PU has delayed its examinations for BA/BSc. and the Affiliate Diploma Elements 1 and a couple of, and MA/MSc. Half 1, whereas Bahauddin Zakariya College (BZU) has delayed all its examinations.
Each KU and AIOU introduced the postponement of all their examinations that had been scheduled to start on 26 November.
UHS introduced on Twitter that “all undergraduate and postgraduate concept and sensible examinations” scheduled from 26 November to 24 December have been delayed till additional discover.
The College of Sindh Jamshoro has additionally introduced the postponement of all its concept examinations till mid-January 2021.
Moreover, the NUST Entry Take a look at (NET) 2021 (Collection-1) that had been scheduled to begin from 28 November has additionally been postponed.
Moreover, the Punjab training boards have introduced that they won’t be conducting sensible examinations for intermediate and matriculation courses this yr.
The Elementary and Secondary Schooling Division and the Larger Schooling Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have additionally introduced that every one their examinations that had been scheduled for December will likely be postponed till additional discover.
Equally, the annual examinations for courses one to eight in Balochistan have been postponed to 10 March 2021.