March 24, 2023

Students wearing facemasks attend a class at the Islamabad Model College of Commerce for Girls in Islamabad on September 15, 2020 after the educational institutes were reopened nearly six months after the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP) (Photo by AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab has decided to start a third shift in government colleges. The new shift will reportedly be held after 4 PM. Punjab has taken this decision in order to accommodate the rapidly increasing number of students taking admissions in public sector colleges.

The third shift will enable HED Punjab to increase the enrollment in colleges in the province to 1.5 million. During the ongoing academic year, 1.1 million students have taken admissions to government colleges in Punjab. The director of DPI Colleges Punjab said that the sole purpose behind increasing the number of shifts is to provide more academic facilities.

PBCC is mulling over announcing the result of the matric exams on 31 August. The final decision will be officially taken after consulting the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) i.e. the Inter board committee of education supervisory bodies.

Final exams of class 9th for all secondary education boards in Punjab started on 26 May. Class 10th exams started on 10 May and ended on 25 May. Students will not be given positions this year, they will receive grades instead of marks. More than 270,000 students appeared in matric exams this year.

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