KARACHI: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani on Wednesday said that Sindh would announce the schedule of examinations for the province in a few days.
Talking during a press conference, the minister said that the schedule of examinations announced by Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood before today is not for Sindh.
The Minister further said that while conducting the examinations, the government would ensure strict adherence to standard operating procedures (SOPs) for corona virus.
Ghani added that the Sindh government would abide by the decisions taken during the Inter-Provincial Ministerial Education Conference (IPEMC) today – indicating that the province has a grade nine and matriculation based on electoral subjects and mathematics Will also review, while only 11th and 12th grades will be assessed based on selection.
‘No promotion without examination’
Earlier, Shafqat Mahmood had announced that matriculation and ninth standard students across the country would be selected on the basis of elective subjects and mathematics this year.
Explaining the decision during a press conference in Islamabad, the minister said that there would be only four examinations, including ninth and matriculation mathematics. These include biology, computer science, physics, and chemistry.
This year, no student will be given grades for trying without an exam, the education minister added, adding: “If we don’t take exams, students don’t even try to get a minimum education. ۔ “
After Mahmood’s press conference, he chaired a meeting of provincial education ministers and education department officials, according to the education ministry.
The Minister said that the examinations in Electoral Subjects would be held as the aspiring students in a field could be selected on the basis of their Electoral Subjects.
“Boards have been preparing for the exams since June 24, and now for the convenience of the students, we have asked them to start the exams after July 10,” he said.
“We have also asked the boards to keep some distance between the examinations,” he said, explaining that the government has taken several steps to make the process easier for students. Educational institutions could not complete the course.
The Minister of Education said that from July 10, the 10th and 12th class examinations will be held first – and only after the ninth and 11th class examinations are over.
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