Ministry of Education allows CAIE to conduct O and A level examinations directly in schools | Rare Techy
The Federal Ministry of Education has approved Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) to conduct O and A level examinations directly in schools in Pakistan. .
These exams will be conducted in 10 schools in Pakistan next year in May/June 2023. This was approved in a meeting chaired by Federal Additional Secretary Education Secretary Wasim Ajmal on Wednesday.
Chairman Intermediate Board Karachi Dr. Saiduddin, Sindh Technical Board Chairman Dr. Dr. Masroor Sheikh, Chairman Lahore Board of Education. Mirza Habib, Federal Board Chairman Dr. Chairman Board of Khysaralam, Peshawar Prof. Dr. Nasrullah, Agha Khan Board Chairman. Dr. Shahzad Jiva, IBCC Secretary. Ghulam Ali. Uzmi Yusuf, head of Cambridge in Pakistan and his team attended the meeting.
In the meeting, it was asked when the exam will be conducted directly in schools from Cambridge. It was also observed that students should get the benefit of 30 to 50 per cent concession in examination fees if examination centers are not set up in five-star hotels.
It was said in the meeting that examination centers in schools should be transparent and supervisors and invigilators should be from outside.
Uzma Yusuf, head of Cambridge in Pakistan, wrote to IBCC officials that Cambridge Assessment is working in collaboration with the British Council to manage operations in Pakistan. However, in other parts of the world, Cambridge works directly with schools, along with some associates such as the British Council, to deliver its qualifications. Worldwide, 30 per cent of exam entries come through the British Council and 70 per cent through direct sampling or other associates.
They said they aim to move towards the same model of working directly with some schools in Pakistan to deliver our exams. They said they plan to introduce the model with a pilot of 10 schools across Pakistan, under which the first exams will be distributed in May/June 2023. These 10 schools are Beaconhouse Margalla Campus, Islamabad and Beaconhouse PECHS Campus, Karachi. , Beaconhouse Defense Campus, Lahore, The City School, Capital Campus, Islamabad, The City School, Ravi Campus, Lahore, The City School, PAF Chapter, Karachi, Aitchison College, Lahore, Karachi Grammar School, Karachi, Lahore Grammar School, Defense Campus, Lahore, Roots School System, Islamabad.
The letter also said that we are expanding our team with compliance officers to ensure that the standard and quality of our examinations remains the same. We hope you will support our drive to conduct our operations in line with global operating practices.