All educational institutions to remain closed till July 15, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood announced Thursday.
He made this announcement while briefing the media after National Coordination Committee meeting regarding COVID-19, in Islamabad on Thursday.
All educational institutions to remain closed
The minister said that all the board examinations have been cancelled and students will be promoted to the next class and they can get admission in colleges and universities on the basis of their previous result.
He said a student can get admission in a university on the basis of his 11th class result.
Earlier, He said that government is considering to start Radio Education program to expand the distance learning project to far flung areas of the country.
Meanwhile, he also spoke on the the government’s plan to with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
Shafqat Mahmood said the plan aims to promote distance learning to overcome the educational gap.
Government wants to meet the academic needs of the people particularly during the lockdown period.
Moreover, he said the federal government would strengthen the Tele education system.
It would include feedback mechanism to facilitate the students, moreover online education for higher classes would be more improved with the passage of time.