The Inter-board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) has decided to digitize the records of all the educational boards for easy documents attestation.
On Tuesday, IBCC gave go-ahead to the project to digitize the records of all the educational boards in order to ease the process of documents attestation. All efforts have been made and steps have been taken to strengthen the automation system in order to facilitate the attestation and equivalence process for the general public.
Shafqat Mehmood, the Federal Minister for Education directed the education authorities regarding the discussion of digitization of records after which a meeting was held between Secretary IBCC Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah and National Information Technology Board (NITB) executive director in the Federal Capital.
Moreover, a meeting of chairmen examining bodies was also held in which the initiation of creating a central repository of data of all the examination boards of Pakistan at the IBCC Islamabad was agreed upon.
The digitization process will be rolled out in phases and as a pilot phase, FBISE Islamabad, BISE Lahore, BISE Peshawar, BISE Quetta and BISE Karachi will add their data to the central repository.
The NITB, in the very next phase will support the digitization of the existing manual data of all the boards in collaboration with the IBCC.
According to the agreement, the National IT Board will provide e-office services to the IBCC secretariat and its regional offices to automate all internal processes. And then the data of boards will be combined with the attestation and equivalence e-portals of the IBCC so that it can convert the existing hybrid system into complete automation.
Software would be designed with the help of NITB and will create a Central Banks of Question Items at IBCC secretariat for all examination boards. It will be helpful to shift the assessment from rote learning to concept learning system.