Provincial Education Saeed Ghani has said that examinations for class 10th will be held from July 5 while annual exams for class XII will start on July 26.

“The candidates will attempt 60 percent of the examination papers in optional subjects as per the pre-issued syllabus. Duration of examination papers would be two hours instead of three while papers will carry 50 per cent MCQs, 30 percent shorts question and 20 per cent detailed questions”.

Earlier in a meeting chaired by the provincial education minister on Thursday morning, he said that the decision regarding the reopening of primary and middle schools will be taken in consultation with the steering committee members and stakeholders.

The meeting was attended by Secretary School Education Ahmed Bakhsh Narejo, Secretary College Education Khalid Haider Shah, Additional Secretary Education Dr Fauzia, Chairman Intermediate Board Karachi Saeed Ahmed, Chairman Intermediate Board Hyderabad Muhammad Memon and others.

The meeting discussed arrangements for annual examinations from 9th to 12th classes. The concerned officials assured the minister that they would take all possible measures for maintaining transparency in the assessment process. They also discussed the issue about the number of examination centers.

On the occasion, the provincial education minister said that due to Covid-19 children of all classes were promoted to the next level. However, this year they would attempt exams. No one would be promoted without examinations this year.

Ghani said that in consultation with all stakeholders, decision would be taken to open educational institutions in Sindh from 1st to 8th classes. “We want all decisions regarding education in Sindh to be taken after consultation with stakeholders”.

He said that the news being broadcast in electronic and print media from various sources for the last several days is creating misunderstandings among children and parents. He said that so far we are reviewing the situation and the final decision will be taken in consultation with the steering committee which includes all the stakeholders.

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