The inter-provincial education ministers’ conference decided to start the next academic year from August 22 and pass the 10th and 12th class failing students with 33% marks in exams.
The Federal Ministry of Education said in a statement on the social networking site Twitter that a meeting of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference was held under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood to discuss the situation in Corona, beginning of the new academic year, secondary and higher secondary years. Two examinations, implementation of uniform national curriculum in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab and promotion policy were considered.
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood said on Twitter that the inter-provincial education ministers meeting decided that the marks of compulsory subjects would be given on the average marks of elective subjects but the students who failed would be given 33% marks so that their marks Average can be extracted.
In the IPEMC it was also decided that to calculate numbers in compulsory subjects the average of elective subjects will be taken. However to facilitate students all those who fail in any subject will be given 33% marks to for the purpose of computing averages.
— Shafqat Mahmood (@Shafqat_Mahmood) September 13, 2021
He said that it was decided at the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference that the board examinations would be held in May and June and the next academic year would start from August 22.
The Education Minister said that O and A level examinations would be held as per the schedule while the universities would prepare their own timetable for the examinations.
He said that the education ministers had decided to ensure that the syllabus of all classes would be completed by April and May so that examinations could be conducted from the complete syllabus instead of the selected syllabus.
He said that the education ministers were of the view that after widespread vaccination in the education sector, educational institutions should be reopened soon to minimize the educational loss of children.
Shafqat Mahmood said that a proposal would be put before the NCOC in this regard.
It may be recalled that on June 2, after a meeting with the provincial education ministers, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood had said that in today’s meeting of all the education ministers, we acknowledged to the students that the course work was not completed due to school closure. If possible, this is a valid complaint of the students, which we acknowledge, because of the closure of the school could not be studied unilaterally.
“You will recall that several months ago today we decided to reduce the course by 40% of the syllabus so that the children would not have difficulty in completing the syllabus,” he said. And the students are right to say that the course work could not be completed so we have made some decisions and made some changes keeping in view this thing and the conditions of the disease.
He said that optional subjects of ninth and tenth subjects and arithmetic examinations would be conducted and thus the examination of ninth and tenth classes would be conducted in four subjects and not in other subjects.
Shafqat Mahmood had said that 11th and 12th class examinations will be for elective subjects only. We also thought that if one wants to become a doctor then he has taken biology, if one wants to become an engineer then he has to study physics. And the rest of the subjects are taken, so the students have to take the exam in any field and they will not take the rest of the subjects.