Shafqat Mahmood announces new guidelines for schools & universities

Exams will be held as per schedule: Shafqat Mahmood

Ifra Abbas

Ifra Abbas

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Shafqat Mehmood announces new guidelines for schools and universities. After the press conference he took on his official Twitter account to announce that on-campus classes for grades from nursery to eighth at all private and government schools in Covid-19 affected cities will remain suspended until April 28th.

He said that in the meeting with the health and education ministers at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), they have decided that the  students of classes 9-12 will have to come to schools.

“On April 28th, we will again review the Covid situation and decide whether to keep schools closed until Eid. On-campus classes for grades nine to twelve, which were previously suspended in Covid-19 hotspots, will resume from April 19th so students can prepare for their board exams.” – Shafqat Mehmood.

“In the Education Ministers conference today it was also decided unanimously that all exams will take place. A/ AS and O level date sheets have already been announced. Classes 9 to 12 exam dates will be announced by respective boards but will be after Eid.” – Shafqat Mehmood.

“Decisions regarding exams are final. Students should start preparing and working hard. This decision will not be changed so no one should have any uncertainty in their mind. Everything has been done keeping interest of education in mind. My very best wishes to everyone.” – Shafqat Mehmood.

He further added that universities will also remain closed in the affected areas till further notice. He further added that on the 28th of April health and education ministers will again review the situation and further decide whether to close schools again till Eid or no. 

We wish all the students all the very best for their exams and hope that every student follows proper SOPs and wear masks at the campus and may Allah keeps everyone safe. Ameen!