The National Coordination Committee (NCC) has decided in its latest meeting to postpone all scheduled and unscheduled examinations, except online, throughout Pakistan following a sharp increase in the cases of Coronavirus.
The NCC took the decision in the midst of the viral epidemic to ensure the health of both students and staff at public and private schools, colleges, universities, and religious seminaries.
In this regard, the Minister of Federal Education, Shafqat Mahmood, passed directives to provinces to ensure full compliance with NCC ‘s decision.
Considering the rising trend of covid infections, Federal Ministry of Education has advised provinces and AJK/GB govts not to allow any exemption from NCC decision to cancel exams, except online, till July 15. All occasions that entail gathering of students are to be avoided
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) June 11, 2020
In addition, the Governments of Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK) were directed not to allow an exemption from the NCC decision to cancel exams.
On the other hand, earlier today, the committee on Coronavirus eradication from Punjab cabinet gave medical universities permission to conduct the postponed final professional MBBS supplementary examinations.
Secretary Punjab Specialized Department of Healthcare and Medical Education (SHC&MED), Nabeel Awan, directed all public and private sector medical universities and colleges to take the necessary precautions and to implement all SOPs to protect students and staff from contracting the Coronavirus.