ISLAMABAD: Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday said that board examinations for matriculation and intermediate will not be held this year and the students who had not given exams of 9th and 11th classes have been promoted to next grades.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, the education minister said that it has been finally decided to promote students of class 9-12 based on their performance of the previous year.
He said only those students will be promoted whose performance in previous exams will be satisfactory. He said a three percent increase has been made in previous results of those students based on statistical formulas.
The minister said that those students who failed in 40 percent of subjects will be given passing marks, while the students who failed in more than 40 percent of subjects have to give the special examination.
“All those students who are not satisfied with their results and those who want to give composite exams will be able to sit for special exams,” he added.