COVID-19: Education minister announces promotion for students of 9 and 11 classes

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Federal Education minister Shafqat Mehmood yesterday announced that the students from classes 9 and 11 will be promoted to the next class without any exams following to the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown situation prevailing across Pakistan.

Education ministers of ll provinces mutually agreed in a meeting for giving promotions to the students of class 9 and 11.

Mehmood on his official Twitter handle also revealed the new decision and wrote:

Summary of decisions taken today. 1. All students of class 9 and 11 promoted without exam including private. 2) No composite exam for these students next year. They will appear in 10 and 12 grade exam and from their result previous years result will be calculated. 1/4

Education minister further wrote in another tweet that all those students who were unable to appear in class 10 and 12 examination will be evaluated as per their results in class 9 and 11 provided that all subjects are passed.

Mehmood also said that as the National Coordination Committee had announced a closure of schools across the country till July 15 so under such circumstances examinations could not be held.

Taking into consideration, students safety and health, it was the need of the hour to formulate an effective strategy through which the academic career could not go in vain.

Mehmood also said that those promoted to class 10 and 12 will only appear for final exams for the same and not composite exams.

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