PR No.87 Minister of State Engr Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman attended the closing ceremony of workshop on Education Assessment and laptop distribution ceremony as chief guest at Federal Board of Intermediate and secondary Education today. Islamabad

Minister of State congratulated and admired Chairman FBISE Dr. Ikram and Prof Norman Reid from University of Glasgow for successfully conducting the education assessment workshop at FBISE. No planning can be done without the assessment of the ground situation, said the Minister.

Things are improving, system of trainings, evaluations and assessments are getting improved, stated the minister. He said that training manuals have been developed at FBISE with the suggestions of other boards for the first time at federal board which is a remarkable achievement. He further added that one window operation system and issuance of online roll number slip are great initiatives taken by FBISE. Moreover he said that Pakistan is going to adopt international assessment systems like PISA and TIMSS by 2019.

While distributing laptops among three top position holders in HSSC exams, as per the directions of President of Pakistan, Minister of State said that scholarship for bright students has been increased to 50 thousand per year in order to encourage students. Moreover prize money for matriculation examinations for top three positions have been increased to 1 lac, 75 thousand and 50 thousand respectively. For intermediate it has been increased to 2 lac, 1.5 lac and 1 lac for first three positions. All top three position holders would get laptops along with the prize money, as per the directions of President of Pakistan, said the minister.  Moreover he said that students would be provided with Qarz e Hasna for their higher studies, and they would return the amount, at 5% per year (without interest) after starting their jobs. The return amount would be used for other studnets, emphasized the minister.