Saeed Ghani, Education Minister of Sindh has once again clarified that no decision regarding reopening schools has been taken yet.
Saeed Ghani while addressing a news conference in Karachi said that There will be no special exams this year. He said “I can’t say for sure whether there will be exams in the next 3 months or not.” 10th-grade students will be promoted on the basis of 9th-grade results, 10th, 12th-grade students will be promoted by giving 3% more marks. The 11th-grade students will be promoted to 12th grade. He added that those who students who failed in their exams will be promoted by getting extra marks.
Ghani said “Once we have taken a look at the situation at hand, we will decide about reopening schools,”
Education Minister Saeed Ghani revealed that meeting of the education department’s steering committee called for next week which will discuss how to reopen schools or whether the government should extend the closure.
Saeed Ghani added that “We are making a plan for the students regarding the school year,”
“Even if we try, we cannot reopen schools,” said Saeed Ghani. He stated that the government felt that if schools were reopened, many parents would not send their children. He had added that schools in Sindh will not reopen on June 1 and that a new date would be notified later.
Earlier, Saeed Ghani had also said that the board examinations for matriculation and intermediate students would not be held this year due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The provincial minister had further said that all students would get an additional 3% marks at the time of the promotion to the next grade. “Our entire system of holding examinations and issuing results has been disturbed,” he said, adding that the new system has been introduced in the time of crisis.
The All Pakistan Private Schools Association once again demanded the government reopen educational institutes in the country from June 1. “We are unable to pay the teachers,” APPSA President Kashif Mirza said at a press conference in Lahore. “We must be allowed to open schools from June 1.”