All universities in Pakistan will reopen from June 7, the Federal education minister said on Wednesday.
“All universities can open from Monday,” Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said in response to the student on Twitter.
Educational institutions in Pakistan had to reopen on May 24. The decision to keep them closed until June 7 was made due to the high rate of coronavirus infections in the country.
Mehmood has previously said that the government has decided that this year’s 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th year students will have to take exams in selected subjects.
They cannot be passed without sitting tests, the minister said. Selected subjects are chosen by students at the beginning of the educational year.
According to Mehmood, the tests for the 10th and 12th years will take place after July 10th. These will be followed by exams in the 9th and 11th years.
The education Minister said all the results would be released on September 3.
The classes of the 10th and 12th grades physically started on 31 May. While classes for the 9th and 11th grades will begin soon, Mehmood added.