Lahore: The Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) has issued the date sheet of Grade-5 and Grade-8 Annual Examinations 2012, starting from February 1 and February 6, respectively.
According to the Grade-5 date sheet, paper of Mathematics will be held on February 1, Science and Islamiat/Ethics (for Non-Muslim candidates) and Nazra Quran on February 2, English on February 3 while two papers, namely Social Studies and Urdu, will be held on February 4.
In the Grade-8 exams, the first paper of Mathematics will be held on February 6, Islamiat/Ethics (for Non-Muslim candidates) and Nazra Quran on February 7, Science and Urdu on February 8, Social Studies and Arabic/Computer (with practical) on February 9 and English on February 10 while various optional papers, namely Persian, Punjabi, Drawing, Agriculture and Home Economics, etc. will be held on February 11.
According to stakeholders, over the years the PEC management has been ignoring concerns of the students and their parents and holding two or even more papers in one day. They said the authorities should realize the burden on children in the form of many papers in a single day and should design date sheet to facilitate them.