PESHAWAR: With the province encountering repeated points in utilising varied testing companies — together with the provincial and the nationwide testing companies — the provincial authorities is now mulling a plan to maneuver away from utilizing the companies altogether to computer-based assessments to keep up benefit.
This was introduced by the Advisor to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (k-P) Chief Minister on Schooling Ziaullah Khan Bangash on Sunday.
Checks performed by the provincially owned Schooling Testing and Analysis Company (ETEA) and the Nationwide Testing Service (NTS) have come underneath stringent scrutiny lately with assessments for medical schools and eve for presidency companies working into points reminiscent of poor high quality questions included and leaking of outcomes simply hours earlier than the assessments have been held. The latter resulted within the medical assessments being rescheduled a number of occasions final yr and it even ended up in a reprimand from the Peshawar Excessive Courtroom (PHC).
Checks from the testing service have been getting used as a part of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities’s coverage of selling benefit in recruitments. Nonetheless, these weaknesses raised additional questions on the system employed.
Bangash stated that the provincial authorities was cognizant of the complaints towards the testing businesses, having tried a number of companies over the previous few years.
However with the province concurrently pushing an e-recruitment coverage, the adviser on training stated that of their bid to uphold benefit, they may make the testing course of on-line and computer-based, just like the system used for driving licence testing in different provinces.
Being computer-based, he stated that they may be capable of guarantee benefit by giving candidates totally different assessments in a price and time-effective method.
He hoped that other than guaranteeing benefit, the brand new system may even herald better transparency within the recruitment course of, notably for lecturers in all cadres.
Chairing a gathering of the training division, Bangash defined stated that the e-recruitment coverage will assist resolve all complaints of irregularities.
To construct a clear and competent system, Bangash stated that they may intently work with the k-P Info Expertise Board to conduct the e-recruiting take a look at. He added that the Particular Assistant on IT Kamran Bangash has assured them of facilitating the provincial training division in implementing the coverage.
Whereas replying to a query, the adviser stated that benefit lists may be created instantly after the take a look at ends, whereas it’s going to additionally assist stop any quarter or elected lawmaker from influencing the system in favour of their most well-liked candidates.
Requested about limitations in conducting assessments for 1000’s of candidates in a single day or perhaps a single sitting in a province the place availability of ample computer systems and web connections, he assured that via this method, they may be capable of conduct a number of assessments in a single day. Additional, he stated that it’ll make the applying course of quicker as candidates will be capable of apply on-line.
Bangash criticised the testing businesses who’ve been conducting assessments for all of the departments within the province, noting that a lot of the testing businesses use outdated strategies.
He hoped that if profitable, the brand new e-recruitment coverage will probably be prolonged to all training boards of the province.
“The e-recruitment coverage will do away with the testing mafia and system ‘fixers’ within the province other than guaranteeing transparency,’ Bangash stated, including that they may ship the brand new coverage to the provincial training division by subsequent week for endeavor debates and discussions and looking for suggestions from all sector on it.
“The e-recruitment coverage will probably be despatched to the k-P Meeting Standing Committee on Schooling first and later, with their suggestions, we are going to implement it,” the particular adviser stated.
Particular assistant on IT Kamran stated that they’ve determined to current the e-testing coverage to the provincial cupboard after the standing committee critiques it.
He added that the IT board will information from the training division and use it together with different necessities for coverage to implement it.