A 100-mark exam for compulsory Quranic education in schools and colleges has been approved by the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board.
A total of 100 points will be awarded for the paper on the subject of the Quran’s compulsory teaching, with 50 points going toward the first paper and 50 points toward the second.
Further information reveals that the Punjab government declared that matriculation and intermediate-level Quranic education would be compulsory.
While talks were ongoing in this regard, the government decided to make this decision after a break. It was supported by some while opposed by others.
This decision was ultimately approved by the Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board, who also announced that the next set of annual exams, to be held in 2023, will include a paper on the Quran’s requirement for study.
These exams will be followed by matriculation and intermediate exams that include mandatory Quran teaching papers.
In the same line, students who are not Muslims will study ethics from first to twelfth grade.