Pakistan

Shafqat Mehmood says exams at all costs this year

Despite fears of coronavirus amid third wave of the pandemic, the federal government on Monday decided to conduct board examinations across the country after June 20 “at all costs” with strict implementation of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The decision was taken during a meeting of Inter Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC), presided over by Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood. The meeting was attended by all provincial education ministers as well as different secretaries via video link, said a statement issued after the meeting.

It stated that after consultations, it was decided that no student would be promoted without examinations this year and that examinations would be conducted “at all costs”.

The statement further said that the examinations of grade 10 and 12 would be held in the third week of June. “In case of delay in results, universities will admit on the basis of provisional certificate,” it added.

It was further decided that there would be fewer summer vacations this year and a final decision in this regard would be taken by the provinces.

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