In a notable development affecting students in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the annual matriculation exams for 9th and 10th grades have been rescheduled to April 18, a month later than the original date of March 14. This decision was made in response to the concerns raised by students and parents regarding the overlap of the exam period with the holy month of Ramazan, which typically falls in March or April.
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar’s chairman emphasized the need to consider Ramazan’s significance and respect the community’s sentiments. This perspective was shared and supported during a provincial meeting of all board chairmen, leading to the unanimous decision to postpone the exams.
Contrast with Punjab’s Exam Schedule
In contrast, Punjab’s education authorities have decided to adhere to their initial schedule for the matriculation exams. According to the committee of chairmen of Punjab boards, the exams for the 10th class are set to commence on March 1, followed by the 9th class exams beginning on March 19. This variance in the scheduling of exams between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab underscores the diverse challenges and considerations faced by Pakistan’s education system across different provinces.