PBTE ordered to develop secret system for practical exams | Rare Techy
LAHORE: Industries, Commerce, Investment and Skills Development Department (ICI & SDD) Punjab, Sohail Ashraf has directed the Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) to develop a robust confidential system for practical examinations and move towards a paperless environment.
Secretary ICI & SDD Sohail Ashraf directed the PBET officials to modernize the entire system of the board on modern lines and bring innovation in the courses. It is imperative to move towards paperless system, computerized marking of examinations and day-to-day correspondence.
Technical courses should be in tune with contemporary requirements and industry needs so that graduates get immediate employment,” the secretary suggested. He expressed satisfaction with the overall performance of PBTE and said the board should set an example in terms of education and innovation.
PBTE officials gave a detailed presentation to ICI & SDD Secretary about the performance of PBTE at Secretary’s office on Tuesday.
During the presentation, PBTE officials said that a total of 959 courses, diplomas and degrees of three months, six months, one year, three years and four years have been offered by the institutes affiliated to the board and three year diploma in associate engineering. Offered in 51 different technologies.
She explained that 148,479 students registered for PBTE in 2018, 153,477 in 2019, 98,134 in 2020 and 111,562 in 2021. She informed that for the convenience of the students, the board has launched an online system through which students can apply for admission to the courses at home and know about the board affiliated institutes and examination centers. Also, through this system, challan forms for admission and examination fees can be downloaded from the board’s website.
The Secretary was informed that due to covid-19 PBTE has decided to conduct the examinations online and the examinations of e-employment courses have been conducted online as a pilot project. However, after receiving enough positive results, the board decided to make the examination system online. The online system has also been revamped to make the examination system more confidential.
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