Students of IX & XI classes promoted to next level: Shafqat

By Minahil Makhdoom

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood has said that in the wake of coronarivus situation, all decisions relating to
education sector have been made with consensus of all boards.
Talking to media in Islamabad on Thursday, Shafqat Mahmood said the students who had not given exams of 9th and 11th classes have been promoted to next classes. They include regular as well as private students. They will not need to give composite exam next year; rather they will give one year exam. The marks of their previous class will be awarded based on their performance in next
He said only those students will be promoted whose performance in previous exams will be satisfactory. He said a three percent increase has been made in previous results of those students based on statistical formulas. The Education Minister said a student who fails in 40 percent subjects will be given passing marks.
Shafqat Mahmood said special exams will be conducted for the students who were trying to improve the results of their class 11th. Same will be applicable for students giving composite exams, or students preparing for some subjects. He said the result will be calculated on cumulative basis and not subject wise.
The Minister said the students desirous to participate in special exams should indicate to their respective boards by first of July this year. The examination could be held anywhere between September to November this year. Replying to a question, he said over two hundred universities exist in Pakistan that are largely independent in decision making in their matters.