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04 December, 2020 Views 40

Federal Education Minister Directs To Hold Matric and Intermediate Exams On Time

Shafqat Mahmood, the federal minister for education and professional training has directed to hold the annual exams of matric and intermediate on time. For this purpose, the minister has ordered the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen to formulate the strategy to conduct the exams in May-June as commenced in the previous years. He visited the IBCC secretariat accompanied by the parliament secretary, federal secretary, and additional secretary. Upon his visit, the authorities provided the details of the function and the future plans of IBCC. 

Technology-Based Assessment 

Shafqat Mahmood has urged to hold the annual secondary and the higher secondary exams in 2021 through the MCQs and technology-based assessment. Furthermore, he also recommended to commence the exams according to the standards at the middle level. It is expected that the alternative to the practical exams will be implemented soon as the minister appreciated this idea along with the theoretical exams of SSC and HSSC. Moreover, the minister ensures to provide the best facilities to the students that are affiliated with the different boards. Up till now, various initiatives have been taken by Inter Board Committee of Chairmen to automate the service such as the online attestation of documents of the students. The necessary training will also be provided to all the officers by the Pakistan Institute of Education so that they can fulfill their duties in a better way. The minister has advised the IBCC to further improve their services as per the current requirements and appreciated the performance of IBCC. 

Position Holders of SSC and HSSC exams

The minister also highlighted that the position holders of the annual examinations at the matric and intermediate levels should be invited to the federal capital of the country. In this way, the students would be treasured for their efforts and they can be groomed to gain further achievements in their academic careers.