Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said on Friday that the province has decided to take the 9th grade and Martic exams in accordance with the decision of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Meeting (IPEMC) held two days ago.
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will carry 50% marks, short questions 20%, and long questions 30%, Ghani said as he addressed a press conference outside the Sindh Assembly in Karachi.
The minister said that the exams will be held in the month of July.
Gani said that the Board of Education did not oppose the new examination policy because he responded to the reservations of the International Board of Chairs Committee (IBCC) on the decision.
“Some board chairs may disagree with the education policy, which may be harmful,” he said, adding that he hopes to find a way out of this dilemma in the future.
The Minister of Education stated that the decision to reopen educational institutions will be made within one or two days, but whenever it is made, the government will ensure that it does so through consultations with relevant stakeholders.
A day ago, Ghani said that the provincial government is moving towards “reopening” the industry and will relax restrictions in the next few days.
He added that if Karachi’s economic activities are restricted, then it will also harm the Sindh government.
On July 1, the minister had said the upcoming matric and intermediate examinations 2021 would be held in July, and the dates of exams will be decided in the next two days.
The minister was addressing a press conference at the Bilawal House Media Cell in Karachi where Ghani said he had already decided to conduct annual exams for matriculation and intermediate classes in Sindh while other provinces were yet to take the decision.
All decisions were taken after consultation with the Sindh Education and Literacy Department’s steering committee, experts, and all stakeholders of the education sector, he clarified.