Matric and inter students will receive an extra 5% marks in compulsory subjects in addition to the marks taken in the exams of elective subjects, Federal Education Ministry has decided.
The Education Ministry has taken this decision after its research showed that matric and inter students receive higher marks in compulsory subjects in annual exams.
Addressing the media, Federal Education Minister, Shafqat Mahmood, reiterated that there will be no exams for compulsory subjects and students would only have to appear in the exams for elective subjects.
Maintaining the earlier decision with a new insertion, the Education Ministry has also decided that marks taken by students in elective subjects would proportionately be given in compulsory subjects in addition to the 5% extra marks.
Besides, the Education Minister said that schools would continue to operate with 50% attendance in Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
As for Sindh, the planned operation of schools has been disrupted by the unilateral decision of the provincial government to impose a lockdown. Sindh’s Education Ministry will review the situation before 8 August and share their reopening schedule for schools with the Education Ministry.