All exam boards to be digitized- Shafqat Mehmood

Federal Education Minister, Shafqat Mahmood, has instructed the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) and the National Information Technology Board (NITB) to digitize the exam board data in order to facilitate the students.NITB will now digitize all manual records and create a central repository of data of all examination boards to facilitate students for online verification.Besides, IBCC officials told the minister that IBCC is also working to increase transparency and improve the service delivery of the organization.

Students can now deposit IBCC’s verification fees in more than 1,400 bank branches against the previous 280, the officials noted.IBCC has also partnered with a courier company to collect and return the applications for equivalence and attestation of certificates at the doorsteps of the students.It will soon start to print QR codes on equivalence certificates to ensure that their quality remains uncompromised.