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Matric, intermediate exams to be held only for elective subjects in July: Shafqat Mahmood

01:40 PM | 2 Jun, 2021
Matric, intermediate exams to be held only for elective subjects in July: Shafqat Mahmood

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood announced to reduce syllabus for board exams of matric and intermediate, addressing students' grievances regarding their course work being incomplete.

Addressing a press conference after chairing a meeting of provincial education ministers and other officials, he said that exams for students of grade nine and 10 would be conducted after July 10 only for elective subjects and mathematics, adding that exams 11 and 12 grades will be held for elective subjects only.

He further said that the exams for classes 9 and 10 will be held after July 10.

The government, in April, had postponed all kinds of exams due to deteriorating situation of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Shafqat Mahmood said the provincial education ministers were of the view that results should be finalised by the third week of September.

He reiterated the committee's earlier decision that no student will be awarded grades without taking exams.

On May 24, officials after the session of the inter-provincial education ministers announced to conduct examinations of all classes and clarified that no student will be promoted to the next class without examinations this year.

Pakistan’s nerve center on Covid last week announced vaccination of all academic staff against COVID-19 on a priority basis.

Meanwhile, students across Pakistan don't want to sit for their exams this year and they are out on the streets chanting slogans against the government. Police during the crackdown also nabbed dozens of protesters who damaged public assets during the violent protests in the federal capital.

The agitating students cited that the closure of educational institutions due to the Covid-19 pandemic badly affected their academic year. The final exams should be taken online as the authorities conducted online classes.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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