Islamabad: The Inter-board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) has decided to make all educational boards record online and computerised in order to create ease for documents attestation. The Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mehmood, directed the education authorities to digitize their records, for which a meeting was convened between the Secretary IBCC, Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah, and the Executive Director of the National Information Technology Board (NITB).
The IBCC management under the leading role of its Secretary/CEO Dr Ghulam Ali Mallah has taken certain concrete steps in line with policy directions of the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood. In a follow-up meeting of the chairmen, it was decided that a central repository of the data of all the examination boards of Pakistan will be created at the IBCC, Islamabad. The National IT Board will provide e-office services to the IBCC Secretariat and its regional offices to digitize all internal processes.
The digitization process will be launched in phases, and the pilot phase will have the FBISE Islamabad, the BISE Lahore, the BISE Peshawar, the BISE Quetta, and the BISE Karachi add their records to the central repository. Following this, the existing manual data of all the boards will be digitized with the support of the NITB. The data from the boards will be incorporated into the IBCC attestation and equivalence e-portals, and the current hybrid system will be transformed into complete automation.