The KP education boards are going to conduct the annual examinations for 10th and 12th grades from June 23 under the government’s standard operating procedures for Covid-19 prevention.
All education boards have decided to hold the annual examinations from 23rd June. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Boards’ Chairmen Committee took this decision in the meeting.
It was also decided that examinations for 9th and 11th grades would begin a week after the conclusion of 10th and 12th grade examinations if the Covid-19 cases are found to be under control.
The chairmen of the province’s seven education boards attended the meeting.
Shahram Khan Tarakai, the KP minister for elementary and secondary education department had suggested the start of 10th and 12th examinations from 23rd June in the recent meeting of the federal and provincial education ministers
Whereas, the elementary and secondary education department will issue a notification about exams later.
According to the official data, 804,565 students have registered themselves with 7 education boards for sitting the annual secondary school certificate exams and 507,177 for intermediate exams.
However, last year, the KP government had announced the promotion of grade 1-12 students without holding examinations due to rise in Covid-19 cases.
No promotion this year without examinations
Chairman of the Kohat Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Shaukat Hayat told the media that the boards took decisions on exams after developing a consensus in the KPBCC meeting. He added that the committee has taken the decision that vaccination against Covid-19 was obligatory for the teachers to be appointed invigilators for board exams.
“Unvaccinated invigilation and allied staff will not be allowed to perform exam duties,” he said.
The board chairman said, “We have decided to take examinations for 10th and 12th grades first as students take admission in colleges after matriculation examination and in professional colleges and universities after intermediate examinations.” he said.
“The schedule of 10th and 12th exams would be made in such a manner that every paper of both classes was held on alternate day.”