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Govt decides to pass all matric, intermediate students: sources

Several media outlets reported the news while quoting sources. (Source: File)

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to pass all matric and intermediate students who appeared in exams this year, several media outlets reported while quoting sources.

According to details, the decision was taken at an inter-provincial meeting of education ministers headed by Shafqat Mahmood on Monday. It has been decided that all matric and intermediate students who would be unable to secure passing marks would be awarded 33 percent numbers.

“The decision was taken as a supplementary exam was not possible in the wake of ongoing COVID-19 situation,” sources claimed. It has been further decided that matric and intermediate exams would be held twice a year, skipping supplementary exams procedure from onwards.

“Matric exams will be held in May and June next year while new academic session will begin from August,” they said while divulging details of the inter-provincial education ministers’ meeting headed by Shafqat Mahmood.

However in July, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood clarified that no student will be promoted to the next class without examinations this year. “Let me make it clear that this year nobody will be promoted without exams,” he said.

The matric and intermediate exams were held across the country under strict COVID standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the period of June to August this year.