Coronavirus: Exams postponed till June 1

Islamabad: Federal government has announced to postpone all examinations till June 1 amid coronavirus pandemic.

Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, has reiterated government’s resolve to ensure the safety of students, adding that all necessary measures are being taken for this purpose.

Addressing press, Mr. Mahmood said that, “the board exams are likely to be scheduled between June 1 and July 15, and university admissions may also be delayed in the aftermath of coronavirus outbreak. The universities have evacuated their hostels upon the government’s advice and only foreign students have been allowed to stay. No teachers are required to come to the educational institutions either.”

“The decision to close educational institutions till April 5 has been implemented and further steps will be taken after analyzing the situation. Consultations will be held with all provincial education ministers on March 27. All cultural programs have also been cancelled,” he added.

Earlier, Sindh government also announced its decision to close all public and private educational institutions till May 30.