The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Peshawar is all set to adopt electronic marking for matric and intermediate examinations, phasing out manual checking.
BISE Peshawar Chairman Prof. Nasrullah Khan Yousafzai said that electronic marking will be partially introduced in the intra and matric examinations to be held in April and May respectively. Paper signage will be fully digitized next year.
The President added that electronic marking will bring transparency to the paper checking process and its results will be more reliable and accurate than manual ones.
He said it would also prove cost-effective as teachers would no longer be required to visit schools and colleges to mark papers, noting that they would be able to check papers anywhere at any time.
Last month, the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISEs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) decided to conduct class 9 examinations under the Student Learning Outcome (SLO) system to discourage rote learning.
The decision was taken after the end of the two-day plenary meeting of the Committee of Chairmen of the Boards of the KP (KPBCC) in which the heads of all the BISE KPs participated. The meeting was presided over by KPBCC President Professor Zamin Gul.