Framework developed to maintain minimum uniform threshold for learning environment

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has conducted a survey of all affiliated schools, colleges with objective to develop a framework that helps set a benchmark for institutions affiliated with the board to follow and maintain minimum uniform threshold for various physical and human resources, learning environment, social interaction and societal contribution.
Talking to APP on Sunday, the Chairman Federal Board Dr Ikram Ali Malik said the survey would also helps set the baseline for the current resources and practices to motivate affiliated institutions to critically analyze and identify gaps in core areas that need improvement.
The system, he said will establish uniform standards to gauge the resources and learning environment of affiliated institutions to promote intra-and-inter group academic competitiveness to improve ignored qualitative aspects of education system.
Apart from examinations at Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate levels, the board is responsible to ensure provision of requisite facilities and conducive academic and learning environment in the affiliated institutions, the chairman added.
Unfortunately, there is no such system of continuous reviewing, mapping, monitoring and evaluation of resources and learning environment against defined standards in core areas for overall improvement of educational system, he lamented.
He underlined the need that schools evaluation and assessment not only help to identify the translation of curriculum objectives into achievement of goals such as results, but it also emerges as the process that allows the formation of a base for improvement in quality of education and an optimal learning environment.
As a part of its efforts to improve quality of education in the educational institutions, Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has introduced ranking system to evaluate educational institutions performance, he informed
This system, he said will help sensitizing parents about selection of best schools and colleges for their children along with creating a sense of competition among institutions in term of achieving excellence.—APP

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