Meeting to clear the air on matric, inter exams today

Education ministry to convene meeting of IBCC via video link


Zaigham Naqvi May 10, 2020
Education ministry to convene meeting of IBCC via video link. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Education has convened an important meeting of the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) via video link on Monday (today) to clear the air regarding the confusion surrounding the cancellation of examinations of students of matriculation and intermediate by the federal government.

According to the sources, consultations have kicked off on granting four to six per cent extra marks to the students, while the ministry has proposed not promoting private students.

The sources said that recommendations would also be given on devising a policy to determine whether the students who have flunked in two or three papers in Class IX or first year intermediate examinations could be promoted.

Usually, students who fail in some papers in Class IX but are promoted, have to give combined examinations. Same goes for intermediate exams.

The Ministry of Education has also obtained data of all matriculation and intermediate students from the education boards of the respective provinces.

According to the sources, the results of each board for the last three years would be reviewed and the candidates would be promoted according to the proportion of their marks.

The education ministry officials said, “If Class X examinations are not held, marks will be given equivalent to that which the students obtained in Class IX exams, while a policy would be formulated to increase the marks.”

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