ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has waived exam fee for orphans, differently-abled students and prisoners.

According to a statement issued by FBISE on Monday, the decisions were made at a meeting chaired by the FBISE chairman Qaisar Alam.

It has also been decided that board will not charge fee for mark sheet issued in place of lost one. The board will also issue provisional certificate free of charge.

Speaking to Dawn, FBISE chairman said besides waiving fee, the meeting also decided that to hold two annual exams next year as well, tentatively in May-June and November.

He said that students will have options to either in all papers or a few. Mr Alam further said next exams will be based on students learning outputs (SLO).

“The exams will be fully aligned with the curriculum and based on SLO,” he said and added that the meeting has decided to upload SLO based model papers on board’s website.

The meeting also decided that those students, who get 49.6 pc marks, will be given 50pc marks.

Meanwhile, the meeting also decided to hold sports activities in a befitting manner from next year, and the board will share schedule with all affiliated institutions soon in this regard.

“Actually, in this meeting we set new goals and targets for next year,” the chairman said.

The FBISE is a major board having jurisdiction across the country and abroad and any educational institution could get its affiliation.

Published in Dawn, December 28th, 2021

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