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Punjab Provides Information On Matric Exam Delay During Ramadan

Punjab Provides Information On Matric Exam Delay During Ramadan

The Matriculation exams in Punjab, the most populous region in the country, are scheduled to begin on March 1, while Ramadan is anticipated to start around March 10. This has caused concern and confusion among students and authorities.

Despite requests from students and members of the All Pakistan Private Schools Association, the Punjab Education Board has firmly rejected the plea to postpone the SSC (Matric) exams for 2024. The education board announced that the Matric examinations will proceed as originally planned, without any changes to the exam schedule.

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The President of the All Pakistan Private Schools Association had highlighted the extended winter holidays and the loss of study time for students. The association requested a delay in the exams due to these concerns. However, the education board remains adamant that there will be no postponement of the exams.

Earlier, the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore had shared a tentative date sheet for the exams. Meanwhile, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) opted to delay the annual SSC 9th and 10th-grade exams, originally scheduled to commence on March 14, by more than a month.

The decision to delay the exams in KP came in response to requests from parents and students who expressed concerns about the exams coinciding with Ramadan. Ramadan is the holiest month for Muslims, during which they spend several hours praying and often attend mosques. The decision to delay the exams in KP was made to accommodate the religious practices of the students and their families during this significant month.

In summary, while the Punjab Education Board has rejected calls for a delay in the Matric exams despite concerns about the overlap with Ramadan, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has responded to similar concerns by postponing the SSC exams in the region. The situation has left students and authorities grappling with the conflicting demands of academic schedules and religious observances.