C2 HEC ISB: “Education Testing Council (ETC) a new council will run free standardised tests for university admissions, government will bear the cost of the test that will be conducted twice a year”, said by Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC). These tests will initially be conducted for undergraduate admissions and subsequently for MS and PhD admissions. The ETC tests will be valid for a period of two years.
Dr Mukhtar further said that ETC will establish to be a reliable and transparent body to implement a testing system of international criteria and the body will consist of experts from both public and private sectors. He defined the scheme as a key step towards building the knowledge economy.
The standardization of education system in the country is much needed. The ETC test will be unanimous system in all public and private sector universities of the country for their admissions. ETC will be a self-governed body, which will be effective from January 2017.
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