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Students would not be awarded grades without attempting examinations, Shafqat Mehmood

Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood on Wednesday said that the students would not be awarded grades without attempting examinations.

A meeting of inter-provincial education ministers was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood in which the provincial education ministers participated through video link. During the meeting, suggestions regarding examinations were reviewed.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that the examinations would commence after July 10, adding that the 9th and 10th examinations will be conducted for elective subjects.

The minister said it was decided in the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers meeting that board exams for students of classes nine and 10 would be held only for elective subjects and mathematics while exams for students of classes 11 and 12 would be held for elective subjects only.

“Last year we promoted some children without exams, but now we have decided that the student would not get grade without attempting exams,” said Shafqat Mahmood.

He went on to say that closing educational institutions due to the coronavirus epidemic was not an easy decision, adding that the pandemic had a negative impact on education but owing to the improvement in the situation, it has been decided to open 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th classes.

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