Students of classes 9 and 11 to be promoted without exams: minister

Students of classes 9 and 11 to be promoted without exams: minister

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.

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.

Mehmood said that those promoted to class 10 and 12 will only appear for final exams for the same and not composite exams.

For these students, the result of their previous class would be calculated based on their new class' result.

Earlier, the National Coordination Committee had announced a closure of schools till July 15.