Islamabad (Web Desk): Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood has announced that the students from classes 9 and 11 will be promoted to the next class without exams.
Addressing a news conference here on Thursday, Mehmood said that all the provincial education ministers held a meeting today to decide the future course of action with regard to education in the country as it fights the coronavirus pandemic.
He said that keeping in mind the safety and health of children, it was important to devise a strategy whereby their academic year would not go to waste.
Our total effort was to ensure fairness and help the students. Concerns of a vast majority have been addressed.— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) May 14, 2020
The minister maintained that it had been decided that students who are in classes 9 and 11 will not appear in examinations this year and will be promoted to the next class.
I wish to thank all the Education Ministers for arriving at a unanimous decision. I also want to thank Dr Shehzad Jeeva, Chairman of Inter Board Committee of Chairmen and his associates for working diligently to come up with a great formula for student promotions.— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) May 14, 2020
Mehmood said that those promoted to class 10 and 12 will only appear for final exams for the same and not composite exams.
Summary of decisions taken today. 1. All students of class 9 and 11 promoted without exam including private. 2) No composite exam for these students next year. They will appear in 10 and 12 grade exam and from their result previous years result will be calculated. 1/4— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) May 14, 2020
For these students, the result of their previous class would be calculated based on their new class' result.
2/4. 3) All students who could not appear in class 10 and 12 exams will be assessed on class 9 and 11 results provided they had cleared all subjects. 3% marks will be added to their total marks calculated for class 10 and 12.— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) May 14, 2020
Earlier, the National Coordination Committee had announced a closure of schools till July 15.
3/4 Those failing in less than 40% subjects in 9 and 11 will be given passing grade. 5) A special exam will be conducted for 4 categories: a) those wanting to improve grade 11 result b) those sitting for composite exam c) those taking additional subjects— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) May 14, 2020