Lahore; 02,jun,2021 “There’s no way the Punjab government will cancel exams this year,” Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas said on Tuesday.
Murad Raas further said that “Instead of wasting time on protests, students should start preparing for their exams because Punjab Govt will not cancel exams.”
He also added that”Bring as many celebrities as you want, the decision will not change.”
Punjab Educational Minister said that all provincial ministers will meet this week to take important decisions regarding exams and the reopening of schools.
Minister gave the opinion that “Personally, I think exams should be taken as per schedule but with limited subjects.”
Assessments of important and elective subjects should be taken, the provincial minister suggested. The final decision will, however, be taken in the meeting.
The Punjab Education Minister, Murad pointed out that students have already suffered huge educational losses since the outbreak of the Covid 19 and couldn’t afford to do so anymore.
“We already promotes the students without exams last year but this process can’t be repeated,” he stressed. “What kind of a generation will we produce if we pass them this easily?”
Students in multiple cities across Pakistan took to the streets after Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced that intermediate and matriculation exams will be held in the country from June 29 to July 23.
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has allowed authorities to resume physical education in districts where the positivity ratio is less than 5% from May 24 in the first phase, while those with a higher prevalence of the virus were scheduled to open from June 7.
The Sindh government, however, had decided to extend lockdown restrictions due to higher positivity rate in the province and kept schools closed for another two weeks.
In a meeting of the Provincial Task Force for Coronavirus on Sunday, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah green signalled the reopening of schools for classes 9 and above with directions for strict implementations of COVID-19 SOPs and ordered teachers to vaccinate themselves within two weeks.