O, A-level examinations have been canceled in Pakistan and globally due to coronavirus pandemic. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has made this announcement. However, he has not revealed how assessments will take place now.
In a press conference, the Prime Minister said, “Exams will not take place as planned in May and June.” He added: “We will make sure that students get the qualifications they need and deserve for their careers.”
Talking about what will happen to the 16 and 18-years-old who have been studying for two years he said, “I totally understand people’s frustrations.
“We will make sure they are not impeded as a result of the decisions we are having to take. They will get the qualification. I don’t want to go into detail about when and how, but it will be done fairly and in a way that protects their interests.”
This move was made after Johnson made the announcement that in England schools will close until further notice is given. Similarly, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland announced the closure of schools.
As per Johnson, this move is “to apply more downward pressure on the curve”. The number of confirmed cases in the UK has risen to 2,626. The death toll has surged to 104 from 32.
It has come to light that officials were in talks with exam boards for weeks about the possible disruption to GCSE and A-level exams.
In an earlier article, we informed our readers that the federal government took the decision to postpone all the examinations in the country until the 1st of June.