Schools to remain closed till April 28, O-levels exams to be held as per schedule: Shafqat Mehmood

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 28, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has announced. O-level exams will also be held as per the schedule, he announced while speaking to the media after chairing a meeting of health and education ministers at the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Students of classes 9-12 will have to come to schools and the situation will be reviewed on April 28th after which decision will be taken to close or open schools till Eid. 

He added on-campus classes for grades nine to 12, which were previously suspended in Covid-19 hotspots, will resume from April 19 so students can prepare for their board exams.

Around 4 million children take part in exams for classes nine to 12 across Pakistan, he said, and announced that the exams will start from the third week of May (after Eid).

Source: ARY News