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A newspaper advertisement by Punjab Group of Colleges congratulating students on achieving perfect 1100/1100 scores in grade 10 exams. (Photo: Facebook)

A new joke is circulating among professionals, teachers and scholars since Lahore’s education board announced the results of grade 10 exams last week.

“707 students in Lahore board got 1100/1100 marks. And we thought aliens were unreal,” stated lawyer Yahya Tariq Cheema in a tweet.

Apparently, Punjab Group of Colleges thinks the perfect marks are real. The largest educational network in Pakistan proudly published photos of 80 students in a newspaper and congratulated them for landing their unblemished scores.

A newspaper advertisement by Punjab Group of Colleges congratulating students on achieving perfect 1100/1100 scores in grade 10 exams. (Photo: Facebook)

A new joke is circulating among professionals, teachers and scholars since Lahore’s education board announced the results of grade 10 exams last week.

“707 students in Lahore board got 1100/1100 marks. And we thought aliens were unreal,” stated lawyer Yahya Tariq Cheema in a tweet.

Apparently, Punjab Group of Colleges thinks the perfect marks are real. The largest educational network in Pakistan proudly published photos of 80 students in a newspaper and congratulated them for landing their unblemished scores.


That marks the first time in history that students were able to achieve a perfect score in languages and social sciences

Sadly, our country won’t come out of its deep economic and security crisis with Covid-related policies like the one notified by Punjab’s Higher Education Department in July.

The policy for promotion and examination of matriculation and intermediate students in Punjab allowed students to only appear in elective subjects. The same percentage was awarded in compulsory subjects with 5 percent additional marks. Those who failed in any subject were given 33 percent marks.

That marks the first time in history that students were able to achieve a perfect score in languages and social sciences. Scores will always vary in subjects involving creative thinking as we all have different experience of our own realities. It was wrong to handle such problems on a scientific basis. The promise of Article 25-A of the constitution is to provide free and compulsory education, not free grades.

According to the Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement district level survey 2019-20, the literacy rate of the population (10 years and above) has been stagnant at 60 percent for the past six years. The latest policy will have a spillover effect on an already neglected education sector.

Source: https://www.ucanews.com/news/numbers-dont-add-up-for-pakistani-school-students/94635#

   
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