There had been a lot of doubt regarding the current dates of CAIEs. Due to the virus outbreak, all major events were postponed, however, there had been no word of rescheduling of the CAIEs. These examinations are held across Pakistan and involve a massive number of students taking the exams. These scenarios were to be avoided in the current circumstances. Finally, CAIE has released an official statement for the rescheduling of exams:
We note the Pakistan government’s decision that examinations across the country will not take place until 1 June. This includes local and Cambridge examinations. Some Cambridge examinations are scheduled to take place from 1 June, and as of now, we anticipate that they will run in Pakistan as planned. We are working in collaboration with the government of Pakistan to ensure the safety of students, and provide them with academic continuity in this very challenging situation.
“Our priorities are to ensure the safety of schools and students and to minimise the impact on students heading for university, ensuring that we can support them in their progression to higher education. Therefore, we are working with universities to assist them in recognising student potential. We will also now plan for running a full exam series in October and November for students who are not able to take them in May and June. The Cambridge May/June exam series runs in countries throughout the world, and goes ahead in agreement with local governments.
“We understand the pressure students and parents are under in these unique and challenging circumstances, and how tough it is for them. Both Cambridge and the government of Pakistan are trying to make the best decisions possible for students at this time.