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Boards to announce intermediate results till July 31: Shafqat Mehmood

Lahore : Federal Minister for Education and Professional
Training Shafqat Mehmood on Monday said that all educational boards in
the country would evolve a calendar to ensure announcement of FSc/FA
examination results till July 31.

Talking to the media at a local hotel here after attending an
inter-provincial education ministers conference, he said that
educational boards would announce exam results on time so that
students could get admission to universities or other educational
institutes across country.

The minister said that students currently face difficulties in getting
admission to universities or colleges as the educational boards hold
examination in different months, adding that it was also decided in
the conference that students should be awarded certificates for
passing middle/8th class examination by the boards.

A decision would also be taken about whether the examination of 9th
and 11th class should be conducted or not, he added. Shafqat Mehmood
said that efforts were being made to table the charter for converting
Prime Minister’s House into a university, in current session of the
National Assembly.

To a question, he said that it was also decided to initiate secondary
classes during daytime in primary schools to encourage the
out-of-school children.

To another query, he said that all provinces would submit
recommendations during the next meeting, to be held in Quetta in July
regarding steps to improve literacy rate in the country.
The minister said that a professional group had been formed to bring a
uniform education system in the country, adding that it was a need of
the hour that same syllabus should be introduced in private
institutes.

He said that educational institutes in the world practise semester
system in higher education, which should also be used in Pakistan.

Punjab Minister for School Education Murad Raas, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Advisor Zia Ullah Bangash besides representatives of all  provinces
attended the conference.

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