The Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) meeting is being chaired by Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood to conclude the exam schedule for schools and deeply discuss other important matters regarding teacher’s vaccinations and strict SOPs protocols. In addition, all education ministers, including the Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan ministers, are members of the IPEMC, which are responsible for making policies related to the education sector.
Moreover, he said that the reopening of schools will be ensured where ration of covid cases less than 5%. The meeting is reviewing the latest COVID-19 situation in the country and decide about the reopening of educational institutes, exam schedule and summer vacations. In its previous meeting, the IPEMC had decided to hold exams in the country after June 15.
“The respective boards will announce the exact dates, but in principle, exams will start after June 15 with priority to grade 12 and 10 to be followed by 11 and 9,” Mehmood had said in a tweet.
“Intermediate and Matric exams would be given priority so that results can come in before university admissions,” he had said.
Members of the IPEMC rejected the suggestion to promote students of grades 9 and 11. They also gave their approval to hold the exams as scheduled in July.