After the Punjab government, now the government of Sindh has also reduced the syllabus for intermediate students for the year 2020-21 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision came out considering that the students have missed out on classes because of the countrywide lockdown, and the ongoing academic year will of just 6 months (September to February).
According to the details, the revised curriculum is planned by the Directorate of Curriculum, Assessment and Research Sindh, Directorates of School Education, and Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education under the direction of the working group on the reduced syllabus.
A notification was released earlier today which read that the annual examinations for the 1st and 2nd-year students will be conducted according to the new syllabus.
In a separate development, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has denied reports that it is closing down universities across the country following a surge in the COVID cases.
HEC released an official notification rejecting the rumors.
The notification explained that each university will decide on operating or closing according to the situation. According to HEC, all District Administrations are certified to shut down educational institutes in case of an outbreak.