Educational institutions reopen across Pakistan from today

Educational institutions including schools, colleges and universities have reopened all across the country from Monday (today).

As per details, all educational institutions have been reopened from today with the exception of Sindh, where physical classes primary students remain suspended.

The reopening of educational institutions is a follow up of NCOC’s approval to allow physical classes due to significant drop in COVID-19 cases and positivity rate across the country.

In Sindh, universities and colleges have reopened with students of class 9th and matric allowed to attend physical classes as students of primary classes remain suspended due to increased COVID-19 positivity rate in the province, especially large cities such as Karachi and Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, schools in six of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa districts also remain close due to COVID-19. In Punjab, schools’ attendance will be limited to 50 % to ensure social distancing and other essential COVID-19 SOPs.

Federal Government To Promote Students Without Exams, Punjab Announces Examination Schedule

Federal government federal government has decided to promote students of grades I-IV and VI-VII without exams. The decision is only applicable to schools run by the federal government.

Meanwhile, Punjab government has announced that examinations for grade one to eight will be conducted between June 18th and June 30th.

Board Exams Limited To ‘Elective’ Subjects

Federal Minister for Education – Shafqat Mahmood had earlier announced that hat matric and intermediate students will only appear in exams for ‘elective subjects’ along with mathematics.

The decision to limit matric, intermediate examinations to elective subjects was made during a meeting of Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC)chaired by Shafqat Mahmood himself.

Addressing a press conference, federal education minister apprised that students of 9th and 10th grade will only appear in exams for four subjects namely biology, computer science, physics, chemistry and maths.

Meanwhile, intermediate students will also be subjected to elective examinations policy.

Exams for grade 10th and 12th students will start from July 10th followed by class 9th and 11th examinations after the culmination of the prior.

Additionally, the marks percentage taken by students in elective subjects will also be proportionately allocated to subjects in which exams is not being taken.