The Punjab government announced on Monday that it had changed its criteria to promote students to the next grade on 50% homework basis.
This was revealed by the provincial education minister Murad Raas during a press conference, shortly after news broke that schools and educational institutions across Pakistan will reopen in three phases.
Speaking about the schools closure, Raas said that the coronavirus pandemic had put students at a lot of loss and set them back as far as education was concerned.
“Coronavirus SOPs will be implemented fully,” he said, speaking about the reopening of schools and educational institutions. “Fifty percent of the students will be told to come on one day and 50% on another,” added the minister, noting that this policy will be implemented till vaccines aren’t available.
The minister said that promotion to the next grade will be decided on the basis of 50% homework.