New academic year to begin on June 1 in Sindh

Academic year for schools following Cambridge system will start on August 1

​ Our Correspondent April 22, 2020

KARACHI: The Sindh government issued on Tuesday a notification detailing steering committee’s decision on the policy for academic year 2020-21.

The notification states that the new academic year in all public and private schools and colleges in Sindh will commence from June 1 while the academic year for educational institutes following the Cambridge system will start on August 1.

According to the admission policy for 2020-21, the admissions for grade nine and 10 will take place from June 1 to June 10 and the admissions for Intermediate will take place in June. Admissions to intermediate will be given on the basis of grade nine results and after the announcement of grade 10 results.

Moreover, students of grade one to three will be promoted on the basis of the results of written examinations and annual exams of students studying in grade four to eight will be conducted from June 1. The results for the exams will be announced on June 15.

In addition to this, the annual exams for grade nine and 10 will start on June 15, while the exams for Intermediate’s first and second year will start from July 6 and will be taken in evening shifts also.

All educational boards will be bound to announce grade 10 results by August 15 and for Intermediate’s second year results by September 15.

Grade nine results and Intermediate first year results will be announced 60 days after the announcement of grade 10 and Intermediate second year results, respectively.

According to the notification, duration of summer vacations will be adjusted on account of the break given from March 16, 2020 till May 30, 2020, while the winter vacations will start from December 20, 2020 and will last till December 31, 2020. 

Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2020.


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