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Sindh hints at postponing exams due to prolonged school closure

Sindh hints at postponing exams due to prolonged school closure,

While talking to the media in a briefing on Friday, Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani hinted at the delay in the examination for the academic year due to the prolonged closure of educational institutions amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have discussed in detail about the academic year and all the stakeholders agreed that we should not take examinations in haste and ensure that at least 60% of the curriculum is taught comprehensively,” Saeed Ghani said after a meeting of the Steering Committee to review the resumption of educational activities and the academic calendar.

Sindh Education minister said that it was important for a minimum of 50% of the students to go back to school.

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“In-person classes for Grade 9 to Grade 12 have started while rest of the educational institutions will open by February 1.”

“It would finalise its recommendation in a week and share the details with the government on January 30 before the reopening of primary schools and universities,” he added.

On the other hand, The Sindh Education and Literacy Department announced that the matriculation and intermediate exams will be conducted in May and June respectively.

The tentative dates for the board examinations were announced during a session of the department’s Steering Committee that was held at the Intermediate Board, Karachi’s office on Wednesday.

Saman Siddiqui

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