Ministry of Education decides to hold exams across the country after June 20.
The Ministry of Education has decided to hold examinations across the country after June 20 this year, with a limited number of summer vacations.
The 29th meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Committee was held today under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Education and Vocational Training Shafqat Mahmood and was attended by all the provincial education ministers including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and relevant secretaries.
The Inter-Provincial Committee of Education Ministers examined in detail all possible options for conducting examinations across the country and decided that the examinations would start from June 20, but the final date would be announced by the respective provinces themselves.
Regarding the summer holidays, the Inter-Provincial Committee of Education Ministers has decided that they will be in limited numbers, while no one will be promoted to the next class without examination this year.
Chairman Inter-Provincial Minister for Education Committee Shafqat Mahmood urged all federal units to ensure timely vaccination of teachers, supervisory staff and other administrative staff and teachers who do not have vaccination certificate will not be called for invigilation.
In addition, in the light of the decisions of the Council of Common Interests, the issue of transfer of NCHD and BACS staff to the provinces after June 30 was also discussed in the committee and the chairman of the committee Shafqat Mahmood said that in this regard the provinces We will issue a statement soon.
The National Education Assessment Framework was also shared with the provinces in the Inter-Provincial Committee of Education Ministers and was approved in principle.
The meeting was also attended by Executive Director Higher Education Commission Dr. Shaista, DG FGEI Cantt and Garrison Major General Asghar and Secretary IBCC while Chairman Federal Board Qaiser Alam and Chairperson Para Zia Batool also attended the meeting.
It may be recalled that on April 27, the Ministry of Education had announced to postpone all examinations, including the Cambridge system, till June 15 in view of the spread of corona virus across the country.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood had said in a press conference that there would be no examination from today till June 15 and the examinations of class IX to XII which were scheduled to start at the end of May have been further postponed.
He had said that if the exams 2021 were held after June 15, they could be extended from July to August.
It should be noted that after the third wave of the virus in the country, educational institutions in all provinces, including the federal capital Islamabad, were closed.
In view of the rapid spread of the virus and the increase in cases, the Ministry of Education extended the closure of educational institutions and postponed the exams till June 15. However, after a slight improvement in the situation, it was decided to take the exams after June 20. Is.
It may be recalled that during the third wave of the virus in the country, the situation in Sindh province was under complete control. However, the spread of the epidemic in the province has been increasing since Eid, after which new restrictions have been imposed and educational institutions remain closed. Are