All public and private schools in Punjab have been given permission to conduct exams till 19 March 2021 in case of send-ups and entry tests according to the provincial education minister Dr Murad Raas in a statement issued on Twitter.
“All Public & Private schools are only allowed to take examinations (Send Ups & Entry Exams) till Friday 19th March, 2021.” said the Punjab Education Minister on Twitter. “After Friday all Schools will be shut down completely.”
All Public & Private schools are only allowed to take examinations (Send Ups & Entry Exams) till Friday 19th March, 2021. After Friday all Schools will be shut down completely. Please adjust your schedules accordingly. Anyone in violation will be sealed.— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) March 15, 2021
Murad Raas also requested schools in Punjab to adjust their schedules for ongoing exams accordingly since action will be taken against any institution in violation of given orders and will be sealed as a result.
The education minister clarified in a follow-up tweet that the announcement regarding examinations was for schools in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat and Sargodha only.
This Announcement is only for Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Gujrat and Sargodha. https://t.co/SDJ07WGieO— Murad Raas (@DrMuradPTI) March 15, 2021
The Punjab School Education Department has also issued a notification regarding educational institutions carrying out examinations related to send-ups and entry tests in seven cities where institutes have been closed.
It is pertinent to mention that schools in seven cities of Punjab were closed following a surge in the positivity rate of coronavirus cases across the province. The decision was announced on 10 March 2021 after a meeting of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) which was attended by all education ministers.
All educational institutions in these seven cities are to remain closed for a period of two weeks from 15 March 2021 till 28 March 2021 to control the spread of the UK coronavirus variant which is being reported across the province.