The steering committee of the School Education and Literacy Department on Wednesday decided that annual examinations for 9th and 11th will be held in July and August while particle exams will be also taken. However, summer vacations won’t be observed in the province this year.

In the meeting held in the committee room of the Sindh Assembly under the chairmanship of Sindh Education and Labor Minister Saeed Ghani decided that the examinations would be taken for elective subjects only while any student who failed in these subjects would be given passing marks.

The exams from class I to VIII would be conducted by the schools on their own. There will be no summer vacation in Sindh province this year. But if the temperature rises, a decision would be made keeping in view the situation.

According to the details, during the meeting minutes of the last meeting were approved while the date of the annual exams of class 9th and 10thwere discussed. It was agreed that after 45 days of exams, the results of exams of classes 10th and 12th will be announced in the first phase while the results of 9th and 11th classes will be announced later. However, the meeting didn’t mention the date of results for classes 9th and 11th.

On the occasion, Education Minister Saeed Ghani said that three proposals have been received regarding the annual examinations of classes 1stto 8th. One of which is to promote the students from class 1 to 4th  and 6th to 7th  respectively,  the second is to promote all classes to next grades and the third is to promote all classes after conducting exams.

After a detailed discussion with all the members of the the steering committee, it was decided that the examinations from 1st to 8th would be conducted this year and these examinations would be conducted by the schools on their own.

On this occasion, Saeed Ghani said that this year due to the situation we have to make some decisions that are not good but making such decisions is the need of time. “The teaching process in pre-primary and primary classes will start from June 21. However, if the situation, which is still under control, deteriorates, we would be forced to close educational institutions again,” he said.

It was also decided that the summer holidays would not be held in Sindh this year. However, if the weather becomes hot, a decision would be taken keeping in view the situation.

The meeting attended by Secretary Education, Secretary Colleges Syed Khalid Haider Shah, Secretary Universities and Boards Qazi Shahid Pervez, Members of Sindh Assembly Tanzeela Umme Habiba, Rabia Azfar Nizami, DG Private School Mansoob Siddiqui, Additional Secretary Education Dr Fauzia Khan, Chairpersons of all boards, and representatives of private school associations.

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