Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has announced the examination and promotion policy, a week after the National Coordination Committee decided to cancel all the board examinations amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
At a press conference he revealed this policy after conducting an online Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC).
After consultation with 29 educational boards Inter Board Committee Chairmen (IBCC) and Federal Education Ministry, prepared the policy titled “IBCC Promotion Guideline for Matric and Intermediate students”. The policy was approved by the IPEMC.
It has been decided that all students of grades 10 and 12 who cleared the subjects in their 9th and 11th class exams will be declared pass on basis of their previous results. 3% additional marks will be given to these students. This is because statistics prove that students score more in 10th and 12th grade exams in comparison to the 9th and 11th classes exams.
Federal Education Minister said, “This will allow 100 per cent of regular and private students of 9th and 11th grades to advance to the next level.”
Also the students promoted to grades 10 and 12 would not take composite exams next year. They will just have to study the syllabus of grades 10 and 12 for the exams to be conducted in 2021.
The minister added, “The grade 9th and 11th scores of these students will be calculated based on their grade 10th and 12th performance next year.”
A special examination will be held for students in 4 different categories in September and November. The exams will be for students who are not satisfied with their 11th class result and wish to improve, those taking composite exams and had no grade 11th results to depend on, those who want to appear in the additional subject and those who failed in more than 40pc of the subjects in grade 9th and 11th.