LAHORE - The three-day written test for recruitment of various categories of IT personnel in the Higher Education Wing of the Punjab Education Department under its project capacity building of department officials through IT education concluded on Friday. Various categories of IT personnel including network administrators, data base administrators, programmers, planning officers, monitoring officers, system analysts, hardware technicians and data entry operators will be recruited for the department under the project. Similar recruitments will be made in the districts to train the department officials for E governance and swift disposal of work. In the next step interviews will be held on May 10, 11 and 12. The written test and practical were held at the Government MAO College and interviews will also be held at the same premises. Dozens of department officials and College teaching staffs jointly conducted the examination and prepared results. Secretary Higher Education, Ahad Cheema, Additional Secretary Yawar Hussain, Deputy Secretary Tariq Harneed Bhatti and Manager, MIS Waqar Ali supervised the three-day written tests, marking and short listing of candidates. Tariq Hameed Bhatti said that full transparency was exercised in the written test and practicals while the merit will prevail in the interviews and final selection of the candidates. He appreciated the cooperation extended by the Principal MAO College Prof Syed Arfan Hussain Zaidi in the smooth holding of the written examinations. At this occasion, Prof Zaidi showed Secretary Ahad Cheema and Additional Secretary Yawar Hussain round the college including its Postgraduate Block. He told them that 1,300 female students were studying in BCom-IT and six in MA., MSc, classes besides 12,000 students in Intermediate, graduate and postgraduate levels. He said he would introduce new reform in the college from the coming session in which uniform will also be essential for female students studying in Postgraduate classes while he said uniform is mandatory for students up to graduate level. He said with strict disciplinary measures, there was no disruption in the academic session as was in the past while the interference of outsiders and the politically motivated elements have been effectively checked. He said the College computer lab and IT centre not only provided quality IT education but served as a centre for practical examinations of Board, universities and the department. As many as 1,795 out of 2,164 candidates, who applied for the IT jobs, appeared in the test. The recruitment would be finalized in due course of time.