AIOU aims to digitise examination process

February 27, 2024

Islamabad: Vice Chancellor, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood, has launched a new initiative to improve the examination system of the university.

File photo of Vice Chancellor, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood. — AIOU

According to the AIOU, the aim of this initiative is to digitise the process of creating question papers. This will help to prevent duplication, eliminate unfair means and save time. To implement the new system, a training workshop was organised for faculty members from the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Sciences.

During the workshop, the faculty members were trained on the creation of an ‘item bank’ of question papers. Items (question papers) for BS (ODL) programs will be created in the first phase, followed by the development of an item bank for Matriculation, FA, Associate Degree, Postgraduate Diploma Programmes, Teachers Training Programmes, MPhil and PhD programs in the second phase.

The examination department will be able to prepare the paper for any course in no time with the help of course coordinators, faculty members and experts. It is pertinent to mention here that the old pattern of papers did not have MCQs, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood

instructed the examination department to include MCQs for the convenience and

better understanding of the students.