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O level exams to be held from May 15 onwards in Pakistan; no change in A/AS level schedule

Cambridge International Examinations made the announcement on Thursday.

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O level exams to be held from May 15 onwards in Pakistan and there is no change in A/AS level schedule as well, announces Cambridge International Examinations.

A statement shared by the CIA in late Thursday said, “Cambridge International AS and A Levels to go ahead as timetabled, O Levels and IGCSEs to take place from May 15.”

The UK examination board also added that they are working hard to support efforts by schools and authorities in Pakistan to keep the students safe and help them continue their education amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We are pleased to announce that with the help of the Government of Pakistan, we will be holding all Cambridge International AS & A Levels as timetabled so that students can progress to the next stage of their education,” said the CIE.

The board said that they have agreed that only Cambridge O Level and IGCSE exams will be held from May 15 onwards.

“We are now looking urgently at how best to make this work. We will not switch to school-assessed grades,” clarified the board.

The board had said that it was in contact with Pakistani authorities on the issue and added that they will provide more information to schools next week.

Around 50,000 candidates are likely to appear in O Level/IGCSE exams and about 40,000 in AS/A Level exams from across Pakistan this year.

The statement from the CIE was released shortly after Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood late on Thursday evening shared that CIE has agreed to reschedule O level exams to after May 15.

The exams were earlier scheduled to commence from April 26, 2020.

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However as per the new announcement, now only A and AS level exams will go ahead as scheduled in April.

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