ISLAMABAD - The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) was playing an advisory role to reshape the assessment systems and bringing uniformity in the standards for qualitative improvement in all the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Educations (BISEs) across the country. 

With an aim to modernise and standardise national examination and assessment system at country level under Public Sector Development Program (PSDP), IBCC was taking key initiatives to revamp the education boards, said Secretary IBCC, Prof Dr Ghulam Ali Mallah while talking to APP. 

He further said that with the academic and technical support of examination boards, the IBCC is establishing Question Item Bank which will help to shift the assessment from rote learning to concept learning. 

“This is a revolutionary step taken by IBCC and surely it will have keen and fruitful impact on overall education system across the country,” he hoped.

The IBCC in collaboration with National Information Technology Board (NITB), will digitise and integrate the data of examination boards with attestation and equivalence e-portals of IBCC to convert the existing hybrid system into complete automated system, he mentioned.  Dr Mallah told the news agency that IBCC was integrating technology in the services for ease of the business and to facilitate the general public. 

The website of the organisation has been completely revamped which is now completely service oriented, he added. 

Elaborating the further steps taken to minimise the problems of the public and increase the accessibility, he said that the Live Messenger Chat for live question answers was launched. However, a Universal Access Number (UAN), with integration of multiple lines had also been installed for the purpose. 

The complaint redressal mechanism had been evolved to timely address the issues or queries of the applicants, he informed. 

To ensure effective engagement of the students during pandemic, in collaboration with Inter University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS) Pakistan, largest network of Pakistani universities, a weekly online session “IBCC Live with Vice Chancellor” has been initiated, he told. 

The objectives of the session were the career counselling and guidance to the students, who are enrolled at the colleges and going to complete their intermediate level.  The Secretary IBCC proudly announced that the entire system of IBCC has been brought to the international standards. 

This is the reason, IBCC has been recently awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification which is a globally recognised quality management standard developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), he briefed. 

After the certification from ISO, Dr Mallah said the standards of IBCC are now internationally recognized.