FBISE to Conduct two annual SSC, HSSC exams for 2022

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FBISE to Conduct two annual SSC, HSSC exams for 2022
FBISE to Conduct two annual SSC, HSSC exams for 2022
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The Board of Governors (BoG) of the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has approved a new policy under which two exams of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) will be conducted in a year.

The exams will now be held in May as well as September. It was also decided that the FBISE would conduct annual exams of Class 8 for the first time. The new policy will come into effect from the academic year 2022. According to a press release issued on Wednesday, two annual exams will provide unlimited chances to students who fail in some papers to clear them and save precious time.

The BoG also decided to introduce more combinations of subjects like Biology with Mathematics or Economics, Environmental Studies with Chemistry and so on. The board officials said mix and match would help in preparing new programmes such as mechatronics and bio-informatics

“This policy will make FBISE consistent with international practices,” read the press release, adding that the BoG also approved relative marking, stating that it was more dynamic and allowed flexibility compared to absolute marking. The baseline is set by highest and lowest scores.

“It is important to have a competency-based exam in Grade 8 to guide students towards education pathways. In these examinations only key subjects/skills should be tested. FBISE shall split subjects for external exams over two years for Matric. Same will apply for Intermediate,” the press release said, adding that this would help release burden on students as they could choose the subjects to appear in the first year and second year of the exams. The board will issue certificates for classes 10 and 12 only, it said.

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