Punjab Minister for Higher Education and Information Technology Raja Yasir Humayun said that examination fees will not be charged from the students enrolled in Government schools across the province. He was addressing a ceremony held at the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education BISE Rawalpindi.
He said that plans are being made to reform the examination system and bring it on modern lines. It is commendable that the Rawalpindi Education Board deficit has been brought under control by improving administrative matters. No examination fee will be levied on students of government schools. The minister said that workshops will also be organized for the training of teachers of private educational institutions attached to the examination board.
He was addressing the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-elected officials of the Employees Welfare Association of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Rawalpindi. Raja Yasir Humayun said that the IT industry in Punjab needs 30,000 professionals at present but graduates of required qualifications are not available. Hence plans were being made to reform the education and examination system. The minister said that the current examination system only tests students’ memory. The examination process should be aimed at checking students’ creativity, decision-making skills, and critical thinking.