Education boards across the country to move to grading system


ISLAMABAD: In a historic move, education boards across Pakistan will be bidding farewell to the traditional numerical scoring system and will transition to a modern grading system. The transition is set to be implemented from the next academic year.

This decision was reached during a pivotal meeting of the Inter Board Coordination Commission (IBCC) on October 27, signaling a collaborative effort among various educational boards to modernise the assessment process. The Punjab Board will also extend its expertise by providing training to education boards in Sindh regarding the grading system.

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Under the newly approved grading formula, candidates will be required to achieve a minimum of 40 percent marks to pass their examinations, ensuring a fair and standardised evaluation process.

Lahore will be among the first cities to implement this transformation, beginning with Class IX and Inter Part I students.

In this groundbreaking shift, candidates will receive not only letter grades but also a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) on their result cards, providing a more comprehensive assessment of their academic performance. Result cards, bearing the new grade system, will replace the old numeric scorecards starting next year.

The ultimate goal of this reform is to establish a uniform grading system that will be consistently applied across all education boards throughout the country. This move represents a significant leap forward in the educational landscape, aimed at simplifying the evaluation process and doing away with the traditional rote-learning system.

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