Uniform matric syllabus to go English from next year

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ISLAMABAD, MAR 07 (DNA) — From the next academic year, all of the 9th and 10th grade textbooks will be in English language as part of the third phase of the uniform education curriculum.

The process of regular consultation with education experts has also been started with regard to make changes to the 9th and 10th grade curricula. In this respect, the printing of English-language books will be completed before the start of the next academic year.

Under the plan, the curriculum from nursery to middle has been changed to English this year. Hence, free textbooks will be provided in all schools from nursery to middle by April 1, 2023.

Meanwhile, this year’s Punjab Boards matriculation and intermediate passing percentage will remain at 33%. Moreover, a proposal to raise the passing score for exams administered by education boards in 2025 to 40% is currently being considered.

However, the final decision will be taken after consulting the Punjab Board Committee of Chairmen.  It is worth mentioning here that more than 4,000,000 appear in the examination annually under the education boards across Punjab.

The Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore has released the registration schedule for the 2023–2025 term for admissions in 9th class. Students can now reenroll themselves till May 15 without penalty. According to the board officials, registration with late fee will be open from May 15 to May 30. — DNA