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Schools in Corona-affected districts remain closed until April 28th

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that schools from class I to VIII in Corona affected districts across the country will remain closed till April 28.

In a media briefing after the NCOC meeting, Shafqat Mehmood said that classes from class I to VIII would be online in 13 affected districts of Punjab. From April 19, ninth to twelfth graders will come to schools and colleges following strict SOPs.

Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said a review would be held on April 28 to decide whether to close schools until Eid.

In the media briefing, Shafqat Mahmood said that it was unanimously decided in the meeting that there would be examinations from class IX to XII and all the examinations in Cambridge would also be held on time.

The Federal Minister said that the examinations for Classes IX to XII will be held in the third week of May. He requested the universities to postpone the admission schedule.Result will come late as exams would be delayed so the universities should move admission process ahead.

He said that universities have been asked to extend the dates of entrance test, A and O level examinations will be held with full SOPs, about 4,000 A and O level students will appear for the examinations.

The Federal Minister said that A, O level examinations are also being held in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Examinations are being held in 80% of the countries of the world.

It is pertinent to mention that educational institutions in the federal capital Islamabad and nine districts of Punjab were closed till April 11.

On the other hand, schools in Sindh have been closed for 15 days from today till the eighth grade.


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