Merit based standard examination system introduced across the country: Government

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Merit based standard examination system introduced across the country: Government

ISLAMABAD - Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman Wednesday informed the Senate that the government had introduced scheme titled “National Education Reform Initiative” with an allocation of Rs 500 million aimed at modernizing, standardizing and merit based examination system across the country.

Replying to a question in the House, the minister said for the purpose, quality enhancement cells in 29 educational boards would be established to improve capacity of stakeholders like competencies, learning outcomes for different courses, training of teachers, paper setters, examination supervisory and assessment staff to design valid and reliable tests / levels of cognition / application of latest assessment tools.

The scheme was being executed by the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, he said.

The minister said the Project Steering Committee (PSC) comprising representatives from all provincial and area governments was notified, which had held 15 meetings so far.

He said the objective of constitution of steering committee was to take on board the provincial / area governments on the subject and their input would be included in the PC-I.

Meanwhile, Minister for Maritime Affairs Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo told the House that quota was being strictly implemented in recruitment in his ministry and its attached departments. - APP