No decision on 'grace marks' ahead of exam results
KARACHI, July 11: Tens of thousands of students of Sindh's four boards of
examination are anxiously waiting for the governor's formal approval of two per
cent grace marks for this year's candidates ahead of the formal announcement of
the examination results.
Sources said the Hyderabad,
Sukkur, Larkana and Mirpurkhas boards of examination have complied the results
of this year's matriculation examinations but cannot announce them until
Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad, the controlling authority of the Sindh boards of
examination, approves an across-the-board grant of two per cent grace
Reportedly, an estimated 300,000 students took their matriculation
examinations under the four boards and await the results which are traditionally
announced by early July every year.
On June 29, the heads of all the
boards recommended that students who were affected by the recent power crises
and storms should be compensated in their examination results. The governor had
earlier announced that the government would consider this move and had directed
board authorities to devise suitable mechanisms.
Officials said that the
award of grace marks was just one of the suggestions made in this context, all
of which had been considered at a meeting of the Sindh boards of examination
held in Larkana last month.
"We hope that a formal approval from the
controlling authority is forthcoming so that no further delays occur," commented
Reportedly, some senior officials are critical of the
extended schedule for secondary and higher secondary school examinations, which
were introduced a couple of years ago by the department of education which
extended the start of the academic session from April to August every
"Scheduling the exams in the hottest months of the year has caused
difficulties because the city braces itself against the rains, while the Karachi
Electric Supply Corporation's fragile network breaks down repeatedly," said an
"Candidates find it very difficult to prepare for their
This year's power crisis has been the worst to ever hit Karachi,
and students prepared for SSC and HSSC examinations during black-outs that
lasted up to 12 hours. At the examination centres, they were impeded by the
extremely hot and humid weather. Dawn
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