Today, Pakistan educational minister Shafqat Mahmood carried out press conference. Giveaway points from the press-conference of Shafqat Mahmood regarding the fate of students going to school and preparing for exams:
- Classes 1 to 8 will remain closed in the districts affected due to COVID-19 until April 28.
- Board exams for classes 9, 10 and 11 examinations will be held from the 3rd week of May.
- CAIE exams will be held as per schedule.
- Classes from 9 to 12 will continue to take place as usual, with strict adherence to precautionary SOPs.
After this conference, Group of students of the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) system staged a protest against the planned O and A Level examinations in April and May. They said that they were not going to attend exams in classes because they had spent the entire year training online. In view of this pandemic, students protesting and their relatives requested that the federal government suspend the CAIE exams and demanding that Teacher assessed grades be given.
Soon after Shafqat Mahmood conferece various hashtages including #ExamCancelHoga, #cancelboardexams2021 and #ShafqatMehmood started trendng on Twitter. To support the students, showbiz celebrities also urged the Federal Minister to think about the students. Let’s have a look!
So, that's all. Lets see if Govt change its plan or not. So far No Shafqat granted by uncle Shafqat, this time. Though #ExamCancelHoga was top trending yesterday (and today) even but all in vain. Best of luck to all students out there. May you all pass with good grades and percentages!