A* will not be capped at 90pc for O/A level students

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Staff Reporter

Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood Wednesday announced that in partnership with the Inter- Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), the issue of equivalence pertaining to grade A* for O/ A level students has been resolved, therefore, it will no longer be capped at 90%.

Taking to Twitter, the minister made the announcement and said that the measure was taken so that “all children have a fair chance to pursue higher education”.

According to the Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training, the 167th meeting of the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) was held in Karachi on August 5, presided by Dr Shaukat Hayat, Chairman IBCC.

In the meeting, the agenda regarding equivalence was discussed in light of the global epidemic.

The committee debated on permanent and sustainable suggestions for problems faced by students in obtaining equivalence.

The meeting also approved two new international qualifications and an International Board of Education to operate in Pakistan.

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