Education boards told to ensure transparency in exams

LAHORE:September 15: Punjab Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani has asked all the education boards of the province to set up their cluster centres to ensure complete transparency in the conduction of exams in a secure environment. While addressing the Inter Board Chairman Committee (IBCC) meeting on Thursday at the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Lahore office, the minister said that the heads of the education boards would identify suitable pieces of lands in consultation with the district administration concerned for setting up their cluster centres. He also ordered to constitute a committee to finalise its recommendations in a week in this regard. "Every education board will also organise seminars and programmes to aware the students about the passion of patriotism, their role in the establishment of law and order as well as character building," he said, adding that education boards would also computerise their record within 15 days. "The online system also has to be made more effective." He said that best performers would be commended; adding that the performance of college principals, professors, lecturers as well as the chairmen, secretaries and controllers of education boards would be evaluated every year and "the best performers will be given best of the year awards". A committee has been constituted in this regard, which will forward its recommendations in 15 days. The minister also constituted a review committee to ponder over the proposal of conducting exams of Islamiat and Pakistan Studies of 9th and 10th classes separately, just like the intermediate examination. This committee will also forward its recommendation in 15 days. Similarly, the committee will also review the proposal of taking combine examination of the matriculation and the report will be forwarded to the Punjab chief minister. He further directed the heads of education boards to improve and proactively utilised their automation system so that the students and their teachers may not face any difficulty, and the system could also help promote the policy of merit. Published in Daily Times, September 15th 2017.

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