Demanding teacher-assessed grades, dozens of students of the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) system staged a protest against the planned O and A Level examinations in April and May. After studying online for the whole year, they said that they would not appear for tests in classrooms. The protesting students and their parents demanded the federal government to cancel the CAIE examinations in light of the pandemic. Like other countries, they asked for marking to be done on the basis of teacher assessed grades.
#ExamCancelHoga, #cancelboardexams2021 and #Shafqat Mehmood is trending top on Twitter as social media users and students are quite concerned amidst the sharp rise of COVID-19 cases. Many celebrities supported Pakistani students and have urged the Federal Minister to think about the students. Let’s have a look!
However, today the Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced that examinations across the country will be held from the third week of May. Meanwhile, Cambridge exams will be held as per schedule.