The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has announced that it has received 1,325 applications for affiliation both from the country and internationally in the last two years.
FBISE stated that from its inception in 1975 to 2020, 1,740 educational institutions were affiliated with it. After 2020, the number increased to 3,065 including the new 1,325 additional schools and colleges that received partnerships.
FBISE said that over the past two years, it has launched an online partner portal. This increase in the number of affiliated schools and colleges has been possible due to the integration of IT in the Board’s functions.
In a statement, FBISE said a large number of affiliated schools and colleges reflects a high level of public confidence in the board. This also shows that people have strong faith in the board’s ability to provide quality education and supervise educational institutions effectively.
In a separate development, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) has changed timings for educational institutions operating under it. The new timings will remain in effect from January 11 until further orders.
FDE also changed the dress code policy for schools and colleges. Students are now allowed to wear any type of warm clothing of any color. Both these rules apply to private schools and colleges.