Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood vowed once again that the government will hold exams as it fears that if the assessment is not done then the students will not put any effort.
“If we do not conduct the exams, then students will not even put in the minimum efforts to study,” said the federal minister in a press conference in Islamabad.
Mehmood said students of matric and ninth across the country would be assessed on the basis of elective subjects and math this year.
Mehmood’s press conference came after he chaired a meeting of provincial education ministers and officials from the education departments, according to the education ministry.
The minister said only four exams — biology, computer science, physics, and chemistry — and math for ninth and matric will be conducted.
“No student would be awarded grades without attempting examinations this year,” the education minister stressed.
Classes 11 and 12 will be assessed on only elective subjects, said Mehmood. “This decision will make the examination process easier for students.”
The minister said the exams of elective subjects were being conducted as students aspiring to opt for a selected field could be assessed on the basis of their elective subjects.
The education minister said boards were preparing to conduct exams from June 24, and now, to facilitate students, we have asked them to begin examinations after July 10.
The education minister said the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) played an active role during the pandemic — may it be closing or opening of schools and conducting exams.
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