The education authorities are directed to digitize the records by education minister Shafqat Mehmood. IBCC office will seek help from National IT Board in the digitization process. Through digitization, the document attestation process will become easier.
In order to strengthen the system of attestation and equalization of documents for the general public, this initiative has been taken, say the IBCC authorities.
After Federal Minister of Education Shafqat Mehmood’s directions of digitization of records, a meeting was held between Executive Director National Information Technology Board (NITB) and Secretary IBCC Dr. Ghulam Ali Mallah in Islamabad to further discuss the planning and implementation process.
Proceed in phases
In the meeting, it was decided to create a central repository of data of all the boards of Pakistan at IBCC’s Islamabad office. This process will be rolled out in different phases, starting from FBISE Islamabad. Then it will move forward to BISE Lahore, BISE Peshawar, BISE Quetta, and BISE Karachi which will add their data to this central repository.
The next phase will be a collaboration of the National Information Technology Board (NITB) with IBCC where it will support of digitalization of existing data.
The National IT Board agreed to provide e-office services to the IBCC secretariat and its regional offices to automate the digitization of internal processes. The data of the Boards will be integrated with e-portals of attestation and equivalence of IBCC to convert the process into a hybrid system which will eventually be converted to a fully automated one. A Question Bank will also be created so that the nature of assessment shifts from a rote-learning system to a concept learning system.