After a hiatus of three days, the Cambridge exams in Pakistan are set to resume from May 15, 2023. The British Council announced the decision on Friday, stating that both morning and evening shifts will be carried out as usual across the country. This move comes after careful evaluation of the situation in the country, taking into account the safety of candidates, their parents, and staff members.
A Difficult Decision for the British Council
The cancellation of exams on May 10, 11, and 12 has been a difficult decision for the British Council. The safety and well-being of the students are their top priority, which is why this decision was taken. The country director of Cambridge University Press and Assessment and the country director of British Council, Pakistan, expressed their commitment to providing a safe and secure environment for students to sit for their exams. They assured the students that their team is continuously monitoring the situation, and they will keep them updated as they have more information.
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Unforeseen Incidents and Countrywide Protests
The decision to cancel the exams was made after unforeseen incidents that took place in the country. The protests erupted across the country after the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan. The British Council had to take this step to ensure the safety of the candidates, their parents, and staff members in the event of any unforeseen incident. The decision to cancel the exams was not taken lightly, but the British Council had to prioritise the safety of everyone involved.
Granting of Bail to Former Prime Minister
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted two-week bail to the former prime minister in the Al-Qadir Trust corruption case. The court also barred authorities from arresting him till May 17 in any new case filed against him till May 9. The arrest of the former prime minister led to deadly countrywide protests, which prompted the British Council to cancel the exams. The granting of bail to the former prime minister has provided some relief to the situation, and the exams can now be resumed.
Relief for Students
The resumption of the Cambridge exams is a relief for students who were anxious about their exams being cancelled. These exams are a crucial part of their academic journey, and any disruption could have adverse effects on their future. The decision to resume the exams has provided some certainty and stability for the students.
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The resumption of the Cambridge exams in Pakistan is a significant relief for students who were anxious about the cancellation of their exams. The decision to cancel the exams was not taken lightly, but the British Council had to prioritise the safety of everyone involved. The granting of bail to the former prime minister has provided some relief to the situation, and the exams can now be resumed. The British Council has assured the students that they are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for them to sit for their exams. The resumption of exams has provided some certainty and stability for the students, and they can now focus on their studies and perform to the best of their abilities.