Exams being postponed owing to the current unrest in law and order could cause the summer break timetable in Twin Cities schools to be pushed back.
The matric exams scheduled for May 25 and 26 have been postponed by the Rawalpindi Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (RBISE) and the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE).
The tests that were postponed have been rescheduled and will now be taken once the normal exams are completed. As a result of the rescheduling, the practice tests will begin after the postponed exams have been completed.
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As a result, students have expressed concern that the extended written tests and later commencement of practical exams may cut their summer vacation short.
The FBISE has announced a revised schedule for the postponed matric exams in Islamabad, however, the RBISE has yet to make a statement.
According to FBISE, the postponed tests will be retaken on June 8 and 9, with practical exams beginning on June 10.
The same may be said for other classes, as most schools administer tests to students from several classes. Exams set for the 25th and 26th of May have been postponed, and students and their parents are concerned that summer vacation may be delayed as a result.
The President of the Private Schools Association noted in a video message that the police and order situation in the Twin Cities has created concern about summer vacations. He did say, though, that notifications and other information would be communicated through official means.