Federal Education Minister Mr. Shafqat Mahmood has shared the latest updates regarding Will Schools Open on 19th April 2021 or Not? There was an emergency meeting on 18-04-2021 of the education ministers of Pakistan. The final conclusion of the meeting is as under:
Will Schools Open on 19th April 2021 or Not?
“A special meeting of Health and Education Ministers of all provinces and AJK/GB was held today. The following decisions were taken with complete consensus.
1) Classes 9 to 12 would commence in affected districts in a staggered manner to allow students to prepare for Board exams
20 9 to 12 exams will take place according to the new date sheets announced by the Boards. This means will not start before the 4th week of May. The University admissions schedule will be adjusted keeping in view the new exam time table
It was also decided with a complete consensus among ministers that A, AS, O level and IGCSE exams will take place as per the date sheet announced by CAIES. There will be no delay or cancellation. Those students wishing to take exams in Oct/Nov can do so in the same fee already paid Meeting was also informed that Cambridge has decided not to give teacher assessed grades this year therefore those not taking exams will take them in the next cycle Oct/Nov. Cambridge also assured that all SOPs will be strictly followed Universities in affected districts will continue online while in districts with less than 8% positivity they will continue to function It was also decided that classes 1 to 8 will remain closed. The details will be announced by the provinces and GB/AJK.”
All the rumours regarding closing of schools for class IX to XII now gone false.