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Shafqat Mahmood Lashes Out On the Cambridge Exams Subject

The Federal Minister for Training and Skilled Coaching, Shafqat Mahmood, took to Twitter just lately to debate the Cambridge Worldwide Examinations (CIEs) and the protocols which were launched on the examination facilities to guard candidates from contracting the coronavirus.

Sending good needs to the candidates on Twitter, he said that these “are powerful occasions and troublesome choices have been made maintaining the scholars’ finest curiosity in view”.


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Minister Mahmood additionally touched upon the misinformation concerning the COVID-19 protocols and the situation of the examination facilities and lambasted the pretend reporting and footage of the examination halls.

The minister declared in one other announcement that the candidates who want to defer their upcoming CIE examinations within the Could/June session can accomplish that by choosing the October/November session with the identical charges. He additionally connected the Cambridge notification concerning the pandemic scenario for readability.

He additional defined that the faculties that assume that their candidates had been unable to finish their syllabi might apply for exemptions.

“College students can obtain a grade when for any motive they miss some exams. Cambridge will give outcomes to all college students who’ve taken at the least one element of a topic within the Could/June 2021 examination collection,” the doc added.

A Particular Assembly of the NCOC to be Held As we speak

Whereas discussing compliance with the COVID-19 SOPs outdoors the examination facilities, Minister Shafqat Mahmood talked about {that a} particular session of the Nationwide Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) could be held to establish the measures to stop breaches within the protocols.

Responding to severe calls from candidates and their mother and father for the involved authorities to cancel or postpone the examinations as a result of worsening pandemic scenario, the minister said that the examinations could be performed as scheduled with strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocols.


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In the meantime, the NCOC said on Monday {that a} most of fifty candidates could be seated in every examination room throughout an examination session.

The governing physique additional defined in a press release that every one the examinations could be performed as per the instructions of the Ministry of Training and that everybody would adhere strictly to the COVID-19 SOPs for their very own good.

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