All students from classes one to 11 in Sindh will be passed and promoted to the next grade as examinations will not be held this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, provincial education minister Saeed Ghani said.
“Each and every student will be given an extra 3% marks and will be promoted to the next grade,” he said during a media briefing on Sunday.
Ghani said that those students who had failed in their classes will also be promoted to the next grade by giving grace marks.
“No student in the province will be failed or left behind”, he said.
“The students of classes 10 and 12 will be passed on the basis of their previous board results,” he said adding that “there has been a confusion regarding how students of classes nine and 11 will be graded”.
“As we don’t have records of their previous results, these students will be passed without any percentages or marks. The next year, when these students will give their exams for grade 10 and 12, their results for that year and the previous year will be considered to be the same. This means that for both classes, next year’s result will be considered,” he added.
While mentioning that “no special examinations” will take place this year, the minister said those students who wanted to reappear for their exams for their grades’ improvement could do so next year.
He added that the fee paid for the exams will be carried forward to next year.
The minister added that these decisions were taken as
“Right now, we don’t know when to reopen schools as the situation due to the coronavirus pandemic getting worse,” the minister stated..
Meanwhile, the Private Schools Management Association has announced that they will reopen schools from June 15.
The association’s Chairperson Sharful Zaman has demanded that the government either let them resume schools or pay their expenses until December.