Islamabad, April 30, 2021: The Higher Education Commission
(HEC), Pakistan after consultations with the Covid-19 Oversight Committee
representing Vice Chancellor from each province and region, and heads of a few
private sector universities have agreed to provide provisional admission to A2
students, whose exams have been postponed to October 2021, in the Fall 2021
semester so that they would not waste a session.
On the direction of the Federal Minister for Education Mr.
Shafqat Mehmood to ensure that the students of A2, whose Cambridge exams were
being postponed due to Covid do not lose a session, a virtual consultative
meeting was held on Friday to address the reservations expressed by students
and parents in wake of the Government’s decision to put off examinations till
June 15 due to surge in the third wave of COVID-19 in the country. In this
backdrop, HEC and universities have decided to provide provisional admissions
to A2 students in the fall Semester 2021 as and when it begins in order to
avoid wastage of their time.
Addressing the meeting, Executive Director HEC Dr. Shaista
Sohail said, “we want to assure the parents and students that HEC, and the universities
are committed to ensure student-centric approach without compromising the
interest of universities and teaching and learning quality”.
It is worth mentioning here that the Government, after a
special meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) over the
prevailing COVID-19 situation, decided that no examination would take place in
the country until June 15 amid a surge in coronavirus cases and casualties.