Punjab to replace marks system with grading in board exams
The step is being taken to bring the quality of education at par with O & A levels.
- Punjab Government has approved the plan to replace marks with a grading system.
- The step is being taken to bring the quality of education at par with O & A levels.
- This will shift focus from rote learning to analytical and critical thinking.
In a refreshing step towards a uniform education system for all, the Punjab Government has approved the plan to replace marks with a grading system for matric and intermediate exams. The change has been suggested in an attempt to bring the current education system at par with O and A levels.
The change was suggested by Inter Board Committee of Chairman (IBCC) and was approved by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar. The new system will also shift focus from rote learning to analytical skills and critical thinking.
How does the new grading system work?
After the implementation of the system, the students will finally be out of the race to score ‘more’ marks and will be awarded A+, A, B, C and D grades based on their performance in the examinations.
This will shift the focus from scoring more marks to critical thinking, which is important as per the dynamics of the modern education system. The government is hopeful that this step will bring Pakistan’s education sphere equal to international in terms of quality.
In the initial stage, the result of 9th grade will be announced according to the grading system this year. Depending on the success rate, it will be applied to higher classes from the coming year, the government official stated.
Quality education for all:
The official from the Punjab government told the media sources that the province’s education department is working tirelessly to alleviate the quality being offered, increase analytical skills and make the system cheating proof. This will eliminate discrimination in the education system as students of public and private schools will be graded using the same criteria.
However, the IBCC chairman Dr. Muhammad Ismail says that he is looking forward to receiving the summary after the approval.
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