Punjab University postpones BA, BSc exams

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LAHORE – The Punjab University has postponed the examinations of BA/BSc, which were scheduled to begin from April 1, 2021, for two months.

The decision was taken in a meeting of university’s deans due to non-completion of syllabus timely, reports said.

The officials of the public university conducted a survey of all affiliated institutions when it emerged that they are yet to finish their syllabus and students are not prepared to take part in exams, local media reported.

“In continuation of this office Notification Nos. 84, 85 & 88/Cond. D.S., dated 16.03.2021, it is hereby notified that the off-campus examinations of Associate Degree in Arts / Science Part-II and Part-I, B.A. Hearing Impaired and B.A / B.Sc. Special Category [Doctor / Nurse / Fazil / Wafaq-ul-Madaras / Additional Subject(s), Annual Examinations, 2021 starting from 1st and 15th April, 2021 are postponed. The next date of examinations shall be notified two weeks before exams,” said a notification issued by the university.

The notification does not explain the reason why the exams have been postponed. But the decision was taken at at a time when the country is facing third wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic and widely affected the education across the country as institutions remained closed for most of the period since the infectious disease engulfed the country.