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Govt decides to pass all students of grade 10 and 12

Dunya News

The decision was made in Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC) meeting.

ISLMABAD (Dunya News) – The government on Monday decided to pass students of grade 10 and 12 to next class.

According to sources, the decision was taken at the Inter-Provincial Education Ministers Conference (IPEMC), Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood.

The conference adopted the educational policy formulated in the wake of novel coronavirus, the sources said.

The sources further said that the students who fail will be given 33 passing marks.

It was decided in the meeting that all the students of class X and XII would be passed as it was not possible to immediately take exams due to the current situation of coronavirus.

Matriculation and intermediate examinations will be held twice a year and matriculation examinations will be held in May and June next year, while the new session will start from August.

Pakistan reports 2,988 COVID-19 cases 

On the other hand, Pakistan on Monday reported 67 deaths in the last 24 hours by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 1,207,508. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 26,787.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 2,988 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

Province-wise Details

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 12,211 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 7,133 in Sindh 5,250 in KP, 887 in Islamabad, 718 in Azad Kashmir, 342 in Balochistan, and 179 in GB.

Furthermore 445,369 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 414,390 in Punjab 168,748 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 102,863 in Islamabad, 33,379 in Azad Kashmir, 32,591 in Balochistan and 10,168 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Tests and Recoveries

Pakistan has so far conducted 18,521,728 coronavirus tests and 53,158 in the last 24 hours. 1,090,176 patients have recovered in the country whereas 5,066 patients are in critical condition.