The Punjab government has decided to introduce a 9-month examination also called December examinations in all government schools across the province. This was decided in a meeting of the Punjab School Education Department on Thursday.
For the previous year, the December examinations will be conducted on February 1 due to the closure of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The meeting decided that the department will conduct objective-type papers on the first of February while the annual exams are likely to be held at the end of April. Teachers will also receive online training in this regard.
As per the policy discussed in the meeting, students will be promoted to the next classes on the basis of 50 percent marks in homework and 50 percent examination marks.
All educational institutes across the country were closed for nearly one and a half months due to the second COVID-19 outbreak in the country. In Punjab, the schools were expected to reopen on January 11, however, the provincial education minister, Murad Raas, has ruled out the possibility as the pandemic is still running rampant in the province.