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If Nepal could go for SAGs, why not Pakistan?, Cambridge students ask Shafqat Mehmood

LAHORE: Cambridge students in Pakistan are not coming slow even the Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood has accepted their demands and postponed the Cambridge Assessment International Examination (CAIE).

Now the students and activists are running the campaign on social networking website Twitter with a hashtag # #StudentsDemandSAGs.

A student Rana Jahanzaib Khan tweeted, “If Nepal can get SAGs then so can we? students want SAGs.”

Activist Jibran Nasir said questioned what PTI government is doing, and would they risk careers of 1000s students of Pakistan just to defend an ill-informed decision of an ‘ignorant’ Minister.

He even questioned the wisdom of the incumbent government for taking such decision that are contrary to what the governments of the U.K., India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are takin in this regard.  

reality show host and controversial celebrity Waqar Zaka has also been raising the voice for Cambridge students through his Youtube channel.

What are School-assessed grades?

According to Cambridge international website, in countries, and regions of countries, where government directives mean that exams cannot take place, we are switching from exams to school-assessed grades using student work, so that students can progress despite the impact of the pandemic.

“We will ask schools to provide an assessed grade based on the level of achievement that each student has demonstrated. To assess this grade, schools should identify a portfolio of three substantial pieces of work from each student in every syllabus. Schools will be asked to submit grades to Cambridge International between mid-May and late June,” the CAIE maintained.

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