Class I to VIII students to be promoted without exams: Ghani

Published: 09:42 PM, 12 May, 2020
Class I to VIII students to be promoted without exams: Ghani
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Sindh Minister for Education and Labour Saeed Ghani has said that examinations for children from class I to VIII will not be held in Sindh province and they will be promoted to the next classes.

Saeed Ghani expressed these views in a press conference after the meeting of the steering committee of the education department on Tuesday. Secretary Education Sindh Syed Khalid Haider Shah, Secretary Colleges Sindh Baqir Naqvi and others were also present on the occasion.

The students who will be weak, schools can take their exams.  Regarding the examinations of Class IX to XII, the steering committee of Sindh Education Department has constituted a committee of chairmen of all boards including Aga Khan Board and Secretary Education, Colleges and Boards and Universities, which will prepare its report in next 24 hours. 

They will provide, which I will put in the National Coordination Committee and the decision made by the said committee will be implemented.

The Sindh government cannot be even one percent jealous of the health of children and God willing, if the situation remains the same, we will close educational institutions for 5 years, but alternative education will be introduced.  The PTI and the Corona virus have a close relationship, which needs to be ascertained and the Federal Minister of Finance is coming to Karachi not to fight the Corona virus but for some other purpose.  The conscience and humanity of some of the PTI leaders who fell victim to the Rona virus that made the Indus Hospital controversial have been destroyed.

Earlier, the steering committee meeting chaired by the provincial minister lasted for more than two hours.  The meeting discussed in detail the academic year in Sindh province, the end of holidays, examinations for classes I to VIII and IX to XII.  At the meeting, officials of private school associations openly expressed their views on all issues, including other issues facing them.

Later in a press conference, Sindh Education and Labor Minister Saeed Ghani said that the Federal Minister for Education had said in the NCC meeting two days ago that the ninth to twelfth class examinations would not be held and all students will be promoted to the next level.  He said that no consultation was held with us in this regard and therefore we had made it clear to him that the Sindh Education Department would work out a plan of action in this regard after consultation with its steering committee. 

He said that now last night the Federal Minister of Education himself has admitted that there are difficulties in his decision and he will consult on it again in two days.