PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has launched an online application for the preparation of examinations for convenience of students.
The app has been launched after the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) gave approval for holding matriculation and intermediate exams nationwide. The announcement was made by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education (ESED) Shahram Khan Tarakai at a press conference on Wednesday. He said that a company named Noon will be responsible for helping students in preparing for their exams.
The minister said that the company will initially provide exam preparation material from a limited course outline. He said the entire course will be available on the online platform. He said the provincial government has a target to provide furniture to every school in the province.
Shahram Tarakai announced that the examinations of matriculation and intermediate will start from July 12 in the province.
“The new and confirmed exam date for the classes of 9, 10, 11, 12 is out. InshaAllah exams will be commenced from 12 July 2021,” the minister said in a tweet.
The minister said exams of 10th and 12th grade would be held in the first phase, while exams of classes 9 and 11 will start in the second phase. He said the board exams for students of classes 9 and 10 would be held only for elective subjects and mathematics while exams for students of classes 11 and 12 would be held for elective subjects only.
The minister said practical examinations will not be conducted this year, and marks will be covered in the elective subjects exam. The classes of 9th and 10th started from today (Thursday) in order to prepare the students for the exams.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood reiterated that no student will be awarded grades or promoted to the next class without taking examinations.
“If we do not conduct the exams, then students will not even employ minimum efforts to study,” the minister said at a press conference in Islamabad.
Shafqat Mahmood also appreciated the efforts of the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) during the coronavirus pandemic. The minister confirmed that exams will only be taken for elective subjects.