Sindh’s School Education and Literacy Department on Wednesday issued a new schedule for academic session 2020-21, starting from June 1.
The current schedule will be followed by all private and government schools and colleges, including the Aga Khan University Examination Board and Ziauddin University Education Board.
The academic session for the Cambridge examinations for the year 2020-21 will begin on August 1.
Annual exams’ schedule
As per the newly schedule issued last week, the Secondary School Certificate SSC(part-I and II) Annual Examinations 2020 will commence from June 15, 2020. The theoretical and practical exams of the SSC part-I and II will be held in the evening shift.
However, all examination boards across Sindh will announce results of the SSC part-II by August 15, 2020 while the results of SSC part-I will be announced within 60 days after the announcement of matric results.
Similarly, the Intermediate or the Higher Secondary School Certificate Annual Examinations 2020 will be starting from July 6, 2020.
HSSC part-II results will be announced on September 15. Whereas, the results of HSSC part-I will be announced after the announcement of the HSSC part-II’s results.
In addition, the students of grade 1 to 3 will be promoted to next classes after written exams as per schedules of their school. Whereas, grade four to eighth students, will attempt their annual exams on June 15 at their relevant schools.
Schedule of admission
The admissions in schools for class 1 to class 8 will be starting from June 1, 2020 and the all the process will be completed within 10 days i.e. by June 10. The classes for the new academic year will begin from June 1.
At the higher secondary school students will secure provisional admission in class 11 in the month of June on the basis of the results of class 9. However, their admissions will be confirmed after the announcement of results of SSC-part II examinations.
In Karachi division, provisional admissions in class 11 at government-run colleges will be awarded as per centralized admission policy (CAP) through online system introduced by the College Education Department Sindh. Also, the enrollment of students in class 11 and 12 will be placed on the website of college education department.
The summer vacation, in the new academic calendar will be observed from April 16 to May 30 while winter vacations will be observed from December 12 to December 31, 2020.
The education department has also planned 15 other holidays this year including the Kashmir Day on February 5, Shab-e-Mairaj Day on March 22, Pakistan Day on March 23, Shab-e-Barrat Day on April 9, Labour Day on May 1, Youm-e-Ali on May 14, Shab-e-Qadar on May 20, Eid-ul-Fitr from May 25 to 26 May, Eid-ul-Adha from July 31 to August 1, Independence Day on 14 August, Ashura from August 29 to 30, Shah Abdul Latif Day on October 1, Chehlum in October 7, Eid Millad-un-Nabi Day on October 30 and Quaid-e-Azam Day on December 25, 2020.
It has also mention in the schedule that Eid Millad-un-Nabi, Independence Day, Shah Abdul Latif Day, Pakistan Day, and Kashmir Day will be observed at schools and colleges.