The BISE chairmen of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) held a meeting with the KP Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education (E&SE) Mohammad Atif Khan in Peshawar yesterday. The Secretary E&SE Afzal Latif and officers of relevant departments were also present at the meeting.
In the meeting, the chairmen of the boards assured that an Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) system will be introduced in the province by July 10. This system has the potential to check about 100,000 answer sheets within 24 hours without error.
Presiding the meeting, the minister said, The mandate of educational board was not merely conducting examinations; it is also responsible for the provision of a healthy learning environment to the youth of the province.
He further added that the recruitment of 25,000 teachers on strict merit in education department during the last three years is proof of the Provincial government’s commitment to stabilize educational organizations of the public sector.
Various other matters including further improvement and transparency in the examination system, maximum use of information technology and utilization of surplus land of BISEs for promotion of sports activities were also discussed. The participants agreed upon several decisions related to these affairs.
The introduction of the new OMR system will substantially enhance the checking capabilities of the BISEs in KP.