NTS wins higher level of trust in transparent testing procedure

Mian Arshad

Islamabad—The National Testing Service-Pakistan has earned another medal of trust and confidence in credibility entire testing procedure as the Supreme Court has directed to fill the vacant posts at Islamabad High Court and fresh recruitments simultaneously through the National Testing Services (NTS), preferably within 45 days.
In a judgment issued recently, the court ordered the de-notification of all recruitments made in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) between 2011 and 2012; a landmark verdict that may change the course of future appointments, deputation, absorption and re-appointments to the high courts.
It is great reposition of trust and confidence in the transparent testing services of NTS. According to a spokesperson to NTS, National Testing Service has conducted more than 5800 tests and assessments in various disciplines for educational, assessment, recruitment and promotion. More than 13 million candidates from reputable associates and partner institutions and organizations have appeared in the NTS tests since its inception (till June, 2016).
“However, some elements with vested interests tried to create confusion and mistrust in the transparency of examinations, marking of papers as well as other procedures adopted by the NTS, however, the court’s judgment to get all the vacant seats filled through NTS has foiled those bids in this regard” the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson said that culture of testing and transparency had been promoted, resulting several new organizations for testing and assessment were emerging in the country, however, NTS Test were nationally and internationally recognized and accepted.
NTS Tests enabled Thousands of Pakistani students to pursue post-graduation to PhD on scholarships in universities at Australia, Canada, China, Europe including UK, France, USA, etc. final selections are made by HEC. NTS tests have helped in improving Pakistan GCI (2013-14) ranking on 5th pillar – Higher Education and Training – the tertiary education 121 from 125 in 2012-13.
It is pertinent to note here that National Testing Service – Pakistan (NTS) was established in July 2002 in response to an expressed need for a testing service in the National Education Policy (1998-2010) and the Information Technology (IT) Policy of Government of Pakistan (GoP).

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