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Govt faces backlash over decision to promote students this year

The Physic paper for Class 10 began on Monday. Source; FILE/Online

KARACHI: The government has been facing backlash over its recent decision to promote all matric and intermediate students who appeared in exams this year.

According to the President of All Pakistan Private Schools Federation Kashif Mirza, the government’s decision is nothing but a ‘joke’ with the deserving and competent students.

He also criticized the move of starting the next academic year from August. It is to be noted that the government had decided to pass all matric and intermediate students who appeared in exams this year.

The announcement comes as the authorities started the coronavirus vaccination of 15-year-olds from Monday. “Teens below the age of 18 will have to produce their B-form for registration,” Parliamentary Secretary for Health Dr Nausheen Hamid said. As per the decision, all matric and intermediate students who would be unable to secure passing marks would be awarded 33 percent numbers.

It was the first time since July 23, the single-day tally of fresh Covid cases fell below the 3,000 level. Among the active cases, the NCOC said 5,425 patients were admitted in various Covid-dedicated health facilities across the country, including 5,066 in critical condition.