The Board of Governors of the Education Testing Council holds a Maidan Meeting as an alternative title.
The Education Testing Council (ETC), a testing organization established by Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission (HEC) in 2016, held its first meeting and examined a wide range of topics, including policy guidelines, human resources, financing, and procurement issues.
The BoG, which is an oversight committee for the autonomous testing council established under HEC’s Ordinance and the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s instruction, also discussed office space availability.
HEC announced the Board’s constitution in September 2021, and members were appointed in February 2021. It is made up of distinguished personalities and experienced professionals, including federal and provincial secretaries, Executive Director HEC, Vice-Chancellors from both public and non-profit private sector institutions with participation from all four provinces.
The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Maj. Gen. M. Azeem Asif called the first meeting of the BOG at the HEC Secretariat in Islamabad. All of the members were there, including one who joined via the internet from Quetta.
The Board of Directors gave vital advice to ETC management as it worked to position itself as the preeminent provider of standardized testing, with a progressive and forward-thinking vision that states:
“To be the enabler for future generations of students to realize their full potential in service to the nation, as well as to help establish and support merit at all levels of education, public service, and professional pursuits through an unwavering commitment to quality, equity, and fairness in all we do.”