Students will Not be Promoted Without Prior Exams: Says Minister


Saeed Ghani-the Sindh Education Minister has given assurance to all the academia in the province that the students would not be promoted without prior examinations this time around.

As per the shared details, he said this during the meeting of education ministers led by Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood on Monday.

Mr Ghani made it clear that he was against the closure of all educational institutions and suggested that only primary schools, with an enrolment percentage of 73 percent should be closed.

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He added that students in class six and above should be granted permit to attend classes in person while the younger ones may study at home.

The minister also proposed that the examination dates of classes nine, 10, 11 and 12 should be announced after reviewing the situation.

That said, he also proposed that those schools which want their pupils to attend classes online should also be allowed to do so. He said that schools should be directed not to take action against students whose parents don’t want to send them to school during the pandemic.

The provincial education minister said that all non-teaching activities in educational institutions should be stopped.

He also took the opportunity to say that under the circumstances small private schools, tuition and coaching centers should be considered for easy bank loans as financial relief.

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