Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani declared on Wednesday night that Matriculation and Intermediate students would be promoted to the next class without turning up for exams.
Ghani said the government would have to make a “one-time amendment” to the law regulating board examinations or introduce a bill because the current law prohibits students from joining the next class without appearing for board examinations.
The decision had been taken in a meeting of the steering committee. The committee advised schools in its last meeting on Tuesday to support their class one to eight students without having to do exams as well.
Ghani had asked schools to move through their students during the year, based on their academic results.
Ghani urged schools to retake their examinations and change the marks for those students who underperformed or failed certain subjects in their final exams.