Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) students across the country have taken to the streets, demanding cancellation of the upcoming May/June 2021 exam series.

Students have argued that the government had announced the closure of all educational institutions in cities with a high prevalence of Coronavirus till April 11.


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However, on the other hand, the government has also allowed CAIE to organize exams, putting their lives at risk from contracting the viral infection as the country continues to grapple with a deadly third wave of Coronavirus.

CAIE students have also registered their protest on social media platforms as #CIECancellationIsOurRight has become the top trend on Twitter.

Let’s have a look at some of the top tweets from the trend.


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Earlier today, Federal Education Minister, Shafqat Mahmood, tweeted that O-level and IGCSE exams will start from 10 May. The CAIE exams were previously due to begin on May 15.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) CAIE, Christine Ozden, had personally requested the Education Minister to allow CAIE to start the May/June exam series from 10 May instead of 15 May.

Last year, CAIE had canceled May/June exam series worldwide because of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, this year, it canceled the May/June exam series in only 10 countries and decided to hold in-person exams in the remaining countries including Pakistan.

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