After a meeting held between the provincial education ministers of Pakistan on 14th May 2020, important decisions were taken by the committee. The decisions taken were regarding the exams and promotions of students of classes 9 to 12. This, after the National Coordination Committee, had previously decided to cancel all the exams.
Here are the decisions approved by the committee unanimously
All grade 9th and 11th students will be promoted to grade 10th and 12th – “this will allow 100% of regular and private students of 9th and 11th grades to advance to the next level.”
There will be no composite exam for students promoted to grade 10th and 12th in 2021. They will not be taking exams for grade 9th and 11th, but rather of 10 and 12th. “The grade 9th and 11th scores will be calculated based on their grade 10th and 12th performance in 2021.”
Students of grade 10th and 12th who had passed all subjects in grades 9th and 11th will be evaluated on the basis of their scores from last year. “This will cater to the vast majority of students. All these students will get an additional 3% added to their total based on the previous exam.”
Remaining students appearing in exams of grade 10th and 12th who failed 40% of the subjects a previous year, will be given passing marks.
A special exam will be held in September and November for the following:
A) Those not satisfied with their grade 11 result and want to improve by taking the grade 12 exam.
B) Those who were taking a composite exam and had no grade 11 result to rely on.
C)Those wanting to appear in additional subjects.
D) Those who failed in more than 40% of the subjects in grade 9 and 11
The exam fee of these students will be re-adjusted in the special exams.
As for Transcripts and Certificates, this is what the committee has decided
“The scores of individual subjects for part II (both theory and practical) will not be mentioned in the transcripts. Only an aggregate score out of 1100 and an overall grade based on the aggregate score will be awarded to the students for the qualifications.
The Boards should mention in the transcript and in the certificate that the marks awarded for part II is the best prediction of the performance and has been awarded based on the formulae and guidelines approved by the government and recognized by IBCC. Grade 10th and 12th students who may wish to sit in the special examination for any reason may inform their respective boards by July 1, 2020. These students will be awarded results transcripts or certificates after the special examination.”
Students have already started the celebrations of exams being canceled.