It has been announced by the federal government that the board exams will not take place for the secondary and higher secondary classes this year. Students will be promoted on the basis of the average marking system. Also, those who want to take admissions in universities will get it on the basis of new eligibility criteria.
It was announced by the Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mehmood that the government cannot risk the gathering of hundreds and thousands of students at different exam centers amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Keeping in view the safety of students and teachers, it has been decided by the government to cancel the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th exams for the academic year 2019-20.
Based on the average marking system, students will get promoted to the next classes. Keeping into consideration their results in previous classes they will be evaluated.
Also, students of 12th grade who want to get into universities will get admission on the basis of their 11th results. The 1st year result of those students will be used as a benchmark for their admission in universities. But every university can set its own weightage for it.
To prove their eligibility for the seats, students must go through different universities’ independent entry tests.
Mehmood said that this decision is taken for most of the students, confessing that there are issues in it. However, the government is still working on the details of this decision. They will find a way and work out a solution for students who failed in subjects in 1st year and wished to improve their marks this year.