Boards to announce intermediate results till July 31

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LAHORE, Apr 22 (APP):Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Monday said that all educational boards in the country would evolve a calender 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.