OMR sys­tem to help con­duct trans­par­ent paper check­ing

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

PE­SHAWAR—Pe­shawar Board of In­ter­me­di­ate and Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion (PBISE) on Tues­day in­au­gu­rated Op­ti­cal Marks Rec­og­niz­ers (OMR) sys­tem for trans­par­ent con­duct of ex­am­i­na­tions and er­ror free check­ing of 100,000 pa­pers in 24 hours. Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Min­is­ter for Ele­men­tary and Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion Atif Khan in­au­gu­rated the sys­tem in a cer­e­mony held here.

Brief­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Chair­man PBISE Pro-fes­sor Dr. Muham­mad Shafi Afridi said that the sys­tem has been in­tro­duced as part of mea­sures to en­sure the ex­am­i­na­tion sys­tem more trans­par­ent, adding that sys­tem has fea­ture of in­ter­na­tional stan­dards. Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Atif Khan said that the sys­tem would be ex­tended to other boards of the prov­inces for trans-par­ent ex­am­i­na­tion sys­tem across the prov­ince.

He said that the pro­vin­cial govern­ment has in-tro­duced a pol­icy in the prov­ince for bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, adding that un­der the pol­icy 7,500 teach­ers were pe­nal­ized over poor per­form-ance while the oth­ers with good out­put were awarded with cash prizes of Rs. 100,000 and Rs. 50,000.

He fur­ther said that the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment has chalked out a train­ing pro­gram for 83,000 teach­ers in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bri­tish Coun­cil so that to make English as medium of in­struc­tion in all govern­ment schools. Mean­while, it is re­ported that Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion (HEC) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Agri­cul­ture Univer­sity Pe­shawar (AUP) ar­ranged a three-day train­ing work­shop re­gard­ing se­mes­ter based ex­am­i­na­tion sys­tem.

A to­tal of 23 teach­ers from dif­fer­ent ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions af­fil­i­ated with AUP par­tic­i­pated in the train­ing work­shop. The work­shop was co­or­di­nated for As­sis­tant Di­rec­tor (Aca­demic) Abid Wa­hab while Pro­fes­sor Dr. Ma­had Mas­roor of the Sar­godha Univer­sity and Pro­fes­sor Dr. Tahira Mughal of La-hore Univer­sity for Women per­formed as re­source per­sons of the work­shop. In the con­clud­ing ses­sion, Vice Chan­cel­lor, AUP, Pro­fes­sor Dr. Za­hoor Ah­mad Swati dis­trib­uted cer­tifi­cates among the par­tic­i­pants.—APP

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