The Senate Monday passed a private member bill, (The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (Amendment) Bill, 2016) unanimously. The bill was moved by Nuzhat Sadiq in the House.
Speaking on the occasion, Nuzhat Sadiq said that bill was also passed by the committee unanimously. She said there was dire need to open up the federal board for registering other institution which was not earlier possible.
The bill would help ensure affiliation of other institutions with the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, she added.
State Minister for Interior Balighur Rehman also appreciated Senator Nuzhat Sadiq for bringing an important bill. The Statement of Objects and Reasons of the bill says, the scope of the Federal Board, in terms of number of affiliated institutions and candidates appearing in the examination was very limited at the time of its inception which now had expanded many folds after passage of the bill.
Currently, many educational institutions in public and private sectors have the options to become affiliated with Foreign Boards or with any local private or semi government or government board for secondary and higher secondary certificate.
Previously those institutions which wish to be affiliated with the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education can no do so as the Act prohibits to go beyond Cantonments, Garrisons and Federal Area.