KARACHI, 26 July: Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) has announced that COVID-hit students who could not appear in the intermediate exam today could reappear in the Physics paper on August 07, on Monday.
The issue was highlighted by media and responding to it, Chairman BIEK Dr. Saeeduddin said that they would not let the students miss their academic year owing to COVID-hit.
“The students who have tested positive and could not appear in the paper could reappear in the Physics paper on August 07,” he said adding that after a week, they would surely test negative for the virus.
He urged the students and their parents to not worry about the situation as the BIEK would convey the matter to the top officials and facilitate the students.
Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) Chairman Dr. Saeeduddin had previously said that the intermediate exams in Karachi would begin from July 26 with students appearing in part-II papers.
“The papers will commence from July 26 and 112,000 students will participate in it,” he said adding that pre-engineering and pre-medical students will be appearing in the exams.
BIEK chairman further shared that 66 examination centres have been declared sensitive and special measures have been taken to refrain students from indulging in cheating and other illegal practices during the papers.
Private school associations have rejected the Sindh government’s decision to close schools amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and convened a meeting on Monday to decide the future course of action. The Sindh government has reimposed lockdown restrictions after the COVID-19 positivity ratio crossed 10% and closed schools and other sectors from July 26 to curb the spread. Aleem Qureshi of the Grand Alliance of private school associations said the provincial government should announce a clear and unequivocal policy.