Following the Punjab government, the government of Sindh has also reduced the syllabus for intermediate students for the academic year 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision was made considering that the students have missed out on classes due to the countrywide lockdown, and the ongoing academic year will span over just 6 months (September to February).
The revised curriculum is designed by the Directorate of Curriculum, Assessment and Research Sindh, Directorates of School Education, and Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education under the supervision of the working group on the condensed syllabus.
The annual examinations for the 1st and 2nd-year students will be conducted according to the new syllabus, notified on Tuesday.
The new syllabus can be accessed here:
In a separate development, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has denied reports that it is closing down universities across the country following a surge in the COVID cases.
HEC issued an official notification rejecting the rumors.
HEC has not issued direction for closure of universities pic.twitter.com/LI2dhQl81E
— HEC Pakistan (@hecpkofficial) October 26, 2020
It clarified that each university will decide on operating or closing according to the situation. HEC said that all District Administrations are authorized to shut down educational institutes in case of an outbreak.