Cambridge school exams that were scheduled for May 12 in Pakistan have been cancelled due to the current unsafe situation in the country. The British Council made the announcement on Thursday and confirmed that all exams scheduled for the morning and evening shifts would not be taking place.
The British Council also stated that it was working with Cambridge to determine the next steps and that more information would be provided to affected candidates as soon as possible. The cancellation of exams has been a difficult decision, according to British Council Country Director Amir Ramzan and Uzma Yousuf, the Country Director with Cambridge International Examinations.
The safety and well-being of students and their families are paramount, and they want to ensure that Cambridge students can continue their academic journey without any interruptions. The British Council reassured students and their families that the team was monitoring the situation continuously and would provide updates as soon as possible.
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The country has been in political turmoil since the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, which has led to the deaths of at least nine people. The Supreme Court has ordered the release of the PTI chief, but the situation in the country remains uncertain. The British Council and Cambridge International Examinations are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students to sit for their exams, and they will keep monitoring the situation to ensure students’ safety.