Cambridge International allowed to hold exams despite lockdown in Sindh

Students and staff permitted to participate in exams ensuring strict adherence to Covid-19 SOPs


Safdar Rizvi July 31, 2021

KARACHI:

The Sindh government late Friday evening issued an amended notification regarding the postponement of the examination due to lockdown in the province, allowing the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) to hold the examinations.

According to a notification issued by the home department, special permission has been granted, stating that the last paper of CAIE will be held on Monday.

It said that students and staff will be allowed to participate in the examinations while ensuring strict adherence to the Covid standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The decision of the provincial authorities to impose a partial lockdown has led to the postponement of the last few papers of second-year intermediate.

Read more: Lockdown delays Inter Part-II examinations in Sindh

The decision has delayed results of the annual examinations of second-year inter pre-medical, commerce, arts and home economics.

The late results will cause a delayed admission process at the university level for different disciplines, including MBBS. The new academic session of public and private universities of Sindh may also be delayed.

Students from Sindh often take admission to universities of other provinces of the country.

Only pre-engineering annual papers have been completed till Friday, July 30, under the Inter Board Karachi. In addition, the botany and zoology papers are yet to be conducted in the pre-medical discipline and were to be held on Saturday and Monday, respectively. Similarly, some papers are yet to be held in other disciplines.

 

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