In order to take a final decision on board examinations in wake of COVID-19’s third wave in the country, a meeting of education ministers is summoned today (Wednesday).
The Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) will discuss the opening of educational institutions and the holding of board exams.
Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood will chair the meeting to review the pandemic situation and make a decision about the reopening of academic institutions and conduct of matric, inter exams.
The meeting will be attended by all education ministers.
A session of the inter-provincial education ministers held on May 24 had announced the conduct of examinations of all classes and cleared that no student will be promoted to the next class without examinations this year.
It had been decided in the meeting that board exams would begin after June 20. Intermediate and matric exams would be given priority which will start from the third week of June.
Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood last week had announced that teachers will be inoculated against COVID-19 on a priority basis.
Taking to his official Twitter account, the federal education minister had said that the government has decided to give priority to teachers in vaccination.
“The target is that all teachers, especially those conducting examinations, should have complete vaccination,” he added.