The Federal Minister for Training and Skilled Coaching, Shafqat Mahmood, has acknowledged that awarding grades to college students with out examinations is unattainable.
He stated this throughout a televised interview on Sunday night time and added that the authorities had witnessed irregularities within the grading system final 12 months when college students have been promoted with out examinations throughout the first wave of the pandemic in Pakistan.
Concerning the examination coverage, Mahmood stated that he’s not the only decision-maker and that every one the selections are taken in consensus with the provincial governments on the Nationwide Command and Operation Heart (NCOC).
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Admitting to anomalies within the grading system, the minister stated that many top-performing college students had been given decrease grades final 12 months. He vowed that there can be no free grades for anybody this 12 months and that examinations can be held in any respect prices.
The minister maintained that the British Council had held examinations in October with strict adherence to the COVID-19 customary working procedures (SOPs) final 12 months.
Mahmood stated that the choice to conduct examinations for the Cambridge college students will profit the scholars themselves, regardless of which sure college students who need to move out with out sitting examinations misbehave with him on social media.
At first, they have been debating about prioritizing well being, however they’re demanding grades now.
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Plenty of mother and father are additionally in favor of examinations and are requesting the involved authorities to conduct them as their youngsters have accomplished their preparations.
He additionally emphasised that the Cambridge examinations are being organized by the British Council and never by the federal authorities.
Minister Mahmood stated that universities are within the loop concerning the change in admission coverage, and affirmed that the scholars who sit the examinations in October can be eligible to enroll.
“Final 12 months, 5 million college students had been promoted with out exams as on this state of affairs, youngsters will cease persevering with to check. Grades won’t be awarded to anybody with out showing within the exams. We’ll attempt our greatest to not waste the educational 12 months of the youngsters and they’ll get admission,” he stated.
The federal minister stated that the NCOC head, Asad Umar, has been requested to instantly start the vaccination of college educators.