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Govt mulls 2% grace marks for students

KARACHI, June 30(Daily Times): All the heads of educational boards are scheduled to meet Saturday (today) to discuss and decide issues including compensation for students who appeared in the recently held secondary and intermediate examinations but had a hard time preparing because of the continued power failures, sources informed Friday.

It has been reported that Governor Ishratul Ibad announced during his last press conference that the government would consider compensating the affected students. The governor had not mentioned how the students would be compensated, but according to a report published in a local newspaper, the government has decided to give two percent grace marks to the affected students.

According to the chairman of the Board of Intermediate Education, Karachi (BIEK) Anwar Ahmedzai, the government wants to help the affected students and the grace marks was among few of the suggestions under consideration. He said that all the suggestions would be considered during a meeting scheduled in Larkana of all the heads of all the boards.

According to sources in Governor House, any compensation expected would be given all over the province. Sources added that the two percent grace marks would be given on each subject.
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