The Sindh government has announced that the annual Secondary School Certificate (Matric) exams for ninth and tenth-grade students will be held from May 8. The exams will take place in Hyderabad, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana, and Mirpurkhas divisions of Sindh, and over 700,000 male and female students will be participating.
The Education Minister, Ismail Rahoo, has expressed concerns about the increasing heat in the province and has requested the Federal Government and K-Electric to ensure an uninterrupted supply of electricity during the examinations. To help students cope with the heat, facilities like cold water will be provided.
Security will also be tightened to prevent cheating, and students will not be allowed to use mobile phones during the exams. Anyone caught violating the rules will face strict action.
The Sindh Government has also enforced Section 144 around the examination centers during the exams to maintain law and order. Overall, the Sindh government is taking all necessary steps to ensure the smooth conduct of the matric exams and the safety and security of the students.