PESHAWAR: The eight education boards of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will announce the much-awaited results of matriculation course without examination today (Wednesday) and those of intermediate classes on July 28.

The examination wasn’t held due to the outbreak of Covid-19.The results’ announcement will end the anxiety prevailing among students since the government announced four months long that the matriculation and intermediate exams won’t take place due to the Covid-19 emergency and students would be promoted without exams.

The boards took decision about the results announcement after the elementary and secondary education department notified the policy for the promotion of matriculation and intermediate students.

Decision comes as dept notifies policy for students’ promotion

The boards are understood to have made preparations for the results’ announcement and had awaited the government’s policy for the students’ promotion.

According to the ‘policy on declaration of results on national basis due to cancellation of annual examination 2020 in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic’, in the first category, all regular and private students of ninth and 11th graders may be promoted to 10 and 12 grades respectively.

“A certificate would be issued to such students having no detail marks of the subjects. The certificate will consists of name of the student, his/her roll number and reasons of not holding the examinations.”

The second category of the policy said the students promoted to 10th and 12th grades would not sit a composite exam in 2021, so they won’t take ninth and 11th grade exams but only of 10th and 12th grades’.

The ninth and 11th grade scores will be calculated based on 10th and 12th grades performance in 2021.

The third category is about that 10th and 12 grade students, who have passed all subjects required in ninth and 11th grades may be considered passed on their ninth and 11th grade performance with additional three per cent increased marks to be awarded to them.

Under the category four of the policy, the students, who had applied for appearing in 10th and 12th grade examination but they had failed up to 40 per cent of ninth and 11th grade subjects, may be awarded passing marks.

However, such students may not be given the benefit of three per cent additional.

Similarly, special examination may be held under category five of the policy in September or November or earlier if possible for students not satisfied with the marks awarded to them under this policy and for those students who want to appear in additional/deficient subject and those who failed in more than 40 per cent of the subjects in grade 9th and 11th.

The category six of the policy is regarding the transcripts and certificates of the students. It says that the score of the individual subjects for part-I (both theory and practical) may not be mentioned in the transcripts.

Only an aggregate score out of 1100 and an overall grade based on the aggregate score may be awarded to the students for the qualification.

The policy has also empowered the KP Boards’ Chairman Committee to take a decision with consensus to remove any difficulty in implementation of the aforementioned recommendations for award of ‘notional marks’ or to cover an area or an anomaly that may have eluded notice and stands unaddressed at this stage or to make the recommendations conform to the policy adopted by other boards across the country if so needed to protect the interest of the children.

Published in Dawn, July 22nd, 2020