Fri, 04, 19

The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) is Pakistan’s first private autonomous examination body....

Strengthening student assessment in Balochistan

The Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) is Pakistan’s first private autonomous examination body, established in 2003, with primary purposes to improve the standard of education by delivering high quality, accessible syllabi and examinations across the nation in accordance with the National Curriculum of Pakistan.

The Aga Khan University Examination Board hosted a closing ceremony to acknowledge the participants and contribution of stakeholders for the successful completion of the Capacity Development Programme of Student Assessment 2018-2019 in collaboration with the Government of Balochistan, United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and European Union (EU), in Quetta.

Over the course of this training, AKU-EB provided technical support to build the capacity of various institutions on student assessment from the education sector of Balochistan, including the Balochistan Assessment and Examination Commission, the Bureau of Curriculum, Policy, Planning and Implementation Unit, the Directorate of Schools, and the Professional Institute of Teacher Education.

Mr Syed Arif Shah Shirazi, Chief Executive Officer, Balochistan Assessment and Examination Commission, stated: “Assessment is the means by which we can ensure that we live up to the high standards set by this training. Under the skilled guidance of the AKU-EB and the dedicated input by those that have participated in this programme, I am confident that the educational landscape of Balochistan will be transformed before our very eyes.”

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