Shafqat Mahmood says that matriculation and entrance examinations will be held after July 10

Shafqat Mahmood says that matriculation and entrance examinations will be held after July 10

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood is speaking on the floor of the National Assembly during the budget session on June 23, 2021 in Islamabad. – YouTube

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood announced on Wednesday that ninth, matric, first and second year classes would be held across the country after July 10.

Addressing a meeting of the National Assembly during the budget session, the minister said that many problems arose last year when the government had decided not to conduct examinations.

“But now we have decided that no grade will be given without an examination,” the education minister said. He said it was “unfortunate” that some now demanded that exams not be held in parliament.

Mahmood said that Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and all other provinces have unanimously decided to hold the examinations.

Mahmood said the government was forced to close schools because of the corona virus, but was attracted to an alternative method and introduced an online schooling system.

“We have decided to integrate all educational institutions through digital systems,” he said.

He said the single national curriculum would be implemented across the country, adding that it would be followed in private and government schools as well as madrassas.

“For the first time, a separate curriculum has been developed for minorities,” he said.

The Education Minister said that Ittehad Tanzeem Madaris has also agreed that its students will also appear for the Matriculation, FA and FSC examinations.

Mahmood said the PTI-led government had allocated Rs 124 billion for the education sector, which he claimed was “125 per cent higher than previous governments”.

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