On Wednesday, the federal government took the decision to postpone all the examinations in the country until the 1st of June. The examinations include both the board and the Cambridge system examinations.
Shafqat Mahmood, the Education Minister made the announcement while he was addressing a news conference in the federal capital.
Shafqat Mahmood said that the foreign institutions, and also the local boards are restricted to impose the decision. He also said that if the situation improves, the examination boards might take the exams between June 1 and July 15.
All the schools which include both the public sector and private schools, as well as the universities, have been closed until the 5th of April. He also said that the decision regarding the reopening of the educational institutions would be taken on the 27th of March.
The education minister further added that arrangements are being made to keep the students occupied in their homes via online lectures in case the decision of educational institutions closure extends further.
He further added that the federal government is working in unison with the provincial governments to control the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
On the other hand, the Islamic Ideology Council has prepared suggestions for conducting the religious congregations amid the COVID-19 outbreak. As per the reports, the council has asked for keeping the Friday prayers short accompanied with a brief Khutba. It has also recommended not to bring the elderly and children to mosques.