It comes after the nation has seen unrest previously week, as former prime minister Imran Khan was arrested on Could 9, then subsequently launched after the nation’s supreme courtroom dominated his detention was unlawful.
The exams cancelled embrace British Council, Pearson, University of London and Cambridge International. IELTS exams had been cancelled on Could 10 and 11, however no particular point out of them was made by British Council as of Could 12.
The British Council tweeted that as a result of “ongoing state of affairs” in Pakistan they might be cancelling “all exams”.
It’s the third day in a row that the examination centres have been closed.
As a result of ongoing state of affairs within the nation, we’ve cancelled all Cambridge Worldwide, Pearson & College of London exams scheduled throughout Pakistan on Friday 12 Could.
We’re speaking with affected candidates through faculties and with personal candidates immediately. pic.twitter.com/mUgpQDthxQ
— British Council Pakistan (@pkBritish) May 11, 2023
The tweet states that communication with “affected candidates” can also be ongoing, however some replies to the tweet present that for some candidates this hasn’t been the case – one reply stated “you may have stated the identical factor a number of hours in the past”.
A scholar wrote beneath the tweet, “And therefore, all my hardwork [sic] went down the drain. CAIE ought to grant the grades of potential college students after surveying their progress from schools.”
In response to The PIE’s request for remark, Cambridge Worldwide stated the “troublesome determination of cancelling” exams was taken after discussions with companions and the British Council.
Khan’s arrest and the following back-walking by the courtroom has brought on his supporters to flood the streets of Islamabad and different cities – some protests, based on studies, have turn into violent.
“We have now a transparent obligation of care in the direction of our college students, companions and employees to prioritise their security,” Cambridge Worldwide’s spokesperson stated.
In keeping with Aljazeera, practically a dozen people have been killed.
Regardless of the order for his arrest on Could 9 and subsequent launch simply two days later, Khan was ordered to remain on the police constructing in a single day “for his personal security”, however was allowed to deliver 10 individuals to stick with him within the amenities.
Regardless of the ruling that his arrest was unlawful, the protests are ongoing. He was initially arrested whereas showing in entrance of the nation’s excessive courtroom on corruption charges.
Earlier within the week, British Council Pakistan needed to dispel confusion amongst candidates after native channels reported that the exams initially scheduled for Could 10 could be rescheduled on Could 11 and 12.
Some headlines on native information channels have reported that exams scheduled for 10 Could have been rescheduled to 11 and 12 Could. This information is inaccurate. pic.twitter.com/Szp2n0r6Mt
— British Council Pakistan (@pkBritish) May 10, 2023
“Though the exams scheduled on 10,11 and 12 Could had been cancelled, Cambridge has a well-established ‘particular consideration’ course of to problem outcomes when some exams are cancelled. We’re working to agree the subsequent steps and can talk detailed info to our faculties as quickly as attainable.
“We’re actively monitoring the state of affairs with our companions and are sharing info with faculties as rapidly as we are able to,” a spokesperson advised The PIE Information.
The PIE has additionally contacted British Council Pakistan and Pearson for remark.