In a significant development, the Sindh Government has reduced the duration of SSC and HSSC exams from three hours to two hours for the 2020-21 academic year.
Speaking at a press conference outside the provincial assembly on Tuesday, provincial Education Minister Said Ghani said the exams had been reduced due to the pandemic and the exam samples had been changed accordingly.
“Half of the questionnaire will be based on multiple-choice questions (MQs), and the rest will be subjective questions – 30 percent long questions and 20 percent short questions,”
He said. The new model will be released soon. The Minister announced that the SEP exams will be held from July 1 to July 15, and the midterm exams from July 28 to August 16, and announced a revised schedule of exams.
In response to a question about coronavirus tests in public education institutions, Ghani said 233 of the 7,000 college teachers’ tests were positive and 1,506 test results were expected.
It also shook the federal government and criticized Prime Minister Imran Khan for the ‘bad treatment’ of the Sind people.