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Cambridge exam students protest

Cambridge exam students protest
LAHORE:A number of students staging a demonstration here on Thursday demanded Cambridge Assessment International Education cancel October/November 2020 examinations.The students had gathered...

September 18, 2020 Home Today's Paper Lahore Cambridge exam students protest Lahore September 18, 2020 LAHORE:A number of students staging a demonstration here on Thursday demanded Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) cancel October/November 2020 examinations.While carrying placards and chanting slogans the demonstrators demanded the CAIE authorities cancel October/November 2020 series and instead award predicted grades to the students.The students observed that they could not prepare for October/November 2020 examinations as besides their respective schools, tuition centers and private coaching services were closed due to the countrywide lockdown.In a statement Cambridge International observed, “We are running exams for the October/November 2020 series where schools believe it is safe and where they have the necessary permissions from government authorities.

We are continuing to monitor advice from government authorities around the world on whether schools can open, and exams can be held in October/November 2020.The protesting students, some of whom were also joined by their parents, observed that because of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent closure of education institutions including private tuition centers they could not prepare for exams and should be awarded predicted grades as was done with the students of June 2020 series.

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