Lahore, 27th April: With the ongoing pandemic wave, the government of Pakistan announced to conduct the Cambridge exams for O and A-Level students under the compliance of coronavirus SOPs.
However, such a case was not observed on April 26 when the A-Level students appeared for their first exam.
Students shared images and videos on social media to report violations of coronavirus SOPs at the examination centers.
Looking at the recent situation, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood announced on Tuesday that after seeing the poor compliance of coronavirus SOPs outside the exam venues, NCOC will conduct a special session today.
Permission to hold exam was conditional on strict SOP observance. As more reports have come in, It is obvious that outside the exam centres the compliance is poor. This and the latest corona spread reports will be discussed in a special NCOC meeting today afternoon.
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) April 27, 2021
The minister took to Twitter and wrote, “Permission to hold exam was conditional on strict SOP observance. As more reports have come in, It is obvious that outside the exam centres the compliance is poor. This and the latest corona spread reports will be discussed in a special NCOC meeting today afternoon.”
Federal Minister Asad Umar held an important session of the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) yesterday, where it was directed that not more than 50 students be allowed to sit for their exam in a center.
However, according to the pictures and videos pouring in, it was evident that the 50-student benchmark was not followed and some students were not even wearing face masks.
It has also come into notice that parents, guardians, and drivers who went to pick up the students clustered around the exit area and a 2-meter distance were not followed anywhere.
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