It has been decided by the Inter-Medical University Board comprising of the VCs and rectors of all medical universities that no student of any medical or dental college across Pakistan will be promoted to the next class without passing the exams.
In a board meeting Presided by the VC Prof Javed Akram, this decision has been taken. The meeting took place at the University of Health Sciences (UHS) in Lahore.
The board has also announced that it will conduct supplementary exams following Eid-ul-Fitr that were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The exams will take place as per the SOPs. Social distancing will be maintained.
Also, it was unanimously agreed by the board that any failing student will not be given any grace marks that might help them in getting promoted to the next class.
It was also decided that the ongoing academic session will not be delayed and the exams will take place in October.
VC UHS said that if exams are canceled it would lead to irreversible loss to the medical education quality in Pakistan.
“Inter-Medical University Board can’t compromise on the standards of medical education. Medical students are advised to prepare themselves for their examinations.”
As for the classes, they are being conducted online amidst the coronavirus pandemic.