The Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) has introduced a new grading system for matric and inter examinations across the country in order to relieve students of the race for marks and provide them with excellent education.
According to the IBCC, results for the each year examinations for grades 9th and 11th will be released in 2024 under the new grading system.
It is important to note that the current grading system is based on a 10-point scale (A++, A+, A, B++, B+, B, C, D, E, U), whereas the previous system was based on a 7-point scale (A-1, A, B, C, D, E, F).
According to the IBCC, the latest strategy is intended to reduce the race for highest marks among students, parents, and institutions. The new 10-point grading system is intended to improve student assessment and evaluation.
Addressing a workshop focused on the implementation of the updated grading scheme for Sindh examination boards today, Ghulam Ali Mallah, Chairman of the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), emphasized the initiative’s goal to eliminate the race for marks among students and enhance the overall quality of education.
“The event has garnered a remarkable response, underscoring the commitment of Sindh Examination Boards to embracing progressive changes aimed at improving the standards of education and assessment,” Mallah stated.
Speaking at the event, Sharaf Ali Shah, Chairman of the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK), asserted that the newly introduced grading system is designed to bring convenience to both students and teachers. He highlighted that such systems are already in place globally.
“In light of the evolving landscape of education, it is crucial to adapt our assessment systems to better meet the needs of our students,” Shah added.
It is important to note that this change in the grading policy does not impact the qualifications, as the scheme of studies remains unchanged.