Education ministry says A2 students will be allowed to sit in ECAT, admission tests for engineering colleges
The Federal Education Ministry announced on Wednesday that A2 students will be allowed to appear in the ECAT and engineering college admission tests and will be given admission based on provisional results.
The decision was taken during a meeting between Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood, the Pakistan Engineering Council, vice-chancellors of different varsities, and HEC officials in Islamabad.
"A2 students will also be allowed to sit in the ECAT and admission tests for engineering," tweeted the ministry after the meeting.
The meeting decided that universities will be allowed to give provisional admission to the students subject to their final examination result that will be announced in January.
HEC agrees on provisional admission to A Level students
Last month, Higher Education of Commission (HEC) announced that they will allow universities to admit A Level students on a provisional basis after the government announced the postponement of their exams.
Officials told Geo News that the decision was taken by the HEC and coronavirus monitoring committee in a meeting. The committee includes vice-chancellors of all varsities of the country.
“The decision to give provisional admission was taken so that the students' year is not wasted,” said the officials.