GILGIT: Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) has opened a liaison office in Gilgit-Baltistan to offer year-round support through a team of subject specialists to affiliated schools and help create an active learning environment, officials said on Thursday. AKU-EB is a federal board for intermediate and secondary education that offers qualifications in both English and Urdu, based on the national curriculum. It is the first institution in Asia to use e-marking to ensure transparency in results. For the first time in Pakistan, the board has launched a Middle School Assessment Framework to bridge the gap between middle and secondary school and prepare students at an early age for the analytical and critical thinking skills required to succeed in life. Apart from e-enrolment of candidates, the board has developed its own learning support site (http://learningsupport.akueb.edu.pk) to bring together students and educators from across Pakistan to share expert knowledge and innovative ideas.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2012.