Grade 9,11 students may get promoted to next classes without exams: report

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KARACHI: Given the rising coronavirus cases across the country, authorities are considering possibilities to promote grade 9 and 11 students without examinations, The News reported on Wednesday.

During an online meeting of the Steering Committee of the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), a proposal was considered to shorten the exams by taking optional exams instead of compulsory ones.

The meeting was conducted under the chairmanship of Dr Nazim Jiva, Chairman of Aga Khan Board and Head of the Steering Committee.

Secretary IBCC Dr Ghulam Ali Mallah, Chairman Intermediate Board Karachi Dr Saeeduddin, Chairperson of Sargodha Board of Education Dr Kausar Raees, Chairman of Kohat Board Dr Shaukat Hayat, and Chairman of Federal Board Dr Qaiser Alam participated in the meeting.

However, the meeting was also informed that it is possible in the science category, but in the arts, it will be difficult as there are many optional subjects.

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