Matric exams in Sindh to start on July 5, Inter exams on July 26: Ghani
Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani has announced that the matriculation and intermediate examinations will start in the province on July 5 and July 26 respectively.
“The candidates will attempt 60 per cent of the examination papers in optional subjects as per the pre-issued syllabus. The duration of examination papers will be two hours instead of three while papers will carry 50 per cent MCQs, 30 per cent short question and 20 per cent detailed questions,” he said as he chaired a meeting on Thursday morning.
Ghani said the decision regarding the reopening of primary and middle schools would be taken in consultation with the steering committee members and stakeholders. The meeting discussed arrangements for the annual examinations from ninth till 12th classes. Education officials assured the minister that they would take all possible measures for maintaining transparency in the assessment process. They also discussed how many examination centres were required to hold the board examinations.
The education minister remarked that due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year, the children of all the classes were promoted to the next level without examinations. He added that this would not be the case this year as examinations would be held.
“We want all decisions regarding education in Sindh to be taken after consultation with stakeholders,” he said as he discussed the reopening of schools in the province. He said some news being broadcast in the electronic and print media from various sources for the last several days had been creating misunderstanding among children and parents regarding the reopening of schools. He explained that the Sindh government was monitoring the situation and a final decision would be taken in consultation with the steering committee.
The meeting was attended by School Education Secretary Ahmed Bakhsh Narejo, College Education Secretary Khalid Haider Shah, Additional Education Secretary Dr Fauzia, Board of Intermediate Education Karachi Chairman Saeeduddin, Hyderabad Intermediate Board Chairman Muhammad Memon and others.