FDE to promote students of class one to eight without annual exams

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) on Monday decided to promote students of class one to eight without annual exams in the wake of the frequent closures of schools amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, students are supposed to have at least four formative/classroom assessments per subject and the record should be available with their schools.

Through a notification, the FDE announced that there will be no annual exams for class one to seven.

However, instead of the centralised exam, there will be an in-house exam for class eight to be conducted by the respective institutions. The scheduled of the this exam will be issued by the end of this month.

“There will be no centerlised examination for Class V and Class VIII for students both for FDE schools and private institutions registered with Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Authority (Peira) and private students. For admission in class VI, FDE shall issue a cluster based admission policy to ensure that no student is denied from the right of admission,” read the notification.

It said for classes I-VII, regular classes shall ontinue till further orders and all respective heads of institutions are to ensure that every class follows a schedule of complete syllabus coverage and weekly classroom assessments.

“There shall be no annual examinations, however, every student must have record of at least four formative/classrooms assessments per subject and the record must be available with every school to be provided whenever asked for.

“This will help students to better prepare for their next classes. FDE shall issue a promotion policy in this regard. The notification stated that classroom assessments could be in the form of MCQs, question and answers tests etc.

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