School Education Department officers to inspect NTS screening tests

The Punjab government has nominated School Education Department officers to inspect the screening tests to be conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS) from December 27 to 30 in the province.

Official sources said that it is for the first time in the history that such condition was imposed to ensure transparency in the recruitment of educators. Though it is duty of the NTS staff to ensure fairness but the SED has nominated School Education Department officers to inspect the screening tests.

As per details of the officials nominated by the school Education Department, Special Secretary (SS) Rana Hasan Akhter was nominated for inspection at Faisalabad, SS Nadeem ur Rehman in Gujranwala, Project Director PMIU Asif Ali Farrukh in Rawalpindi, Punjab Education Commission Chief Executive officer (CEO) Aslam Rao in Jhelum, MD Text Book Board Abdul Qayyum in Sahiwal, Punjab Education Foundation MD Tariq Mehmood in Okara, Tariq Mehmood Additional Secretary General in Bahawalpur, Abdul Rehman Shah AS Hafizabad, AS Safina Siddiq in Lahore, AS Syed Sajid Termazi in Sargodha, MD Bushra Naheed in Shaikhupura, DD Rana Abdul Qayyum in Kasur, DPI Mumtaz Shah in Gujarat, DPI Riaz Goraya in Narowal, Addl DPI Mushtaq Sial in Sialkot, Director Admin Faizullah Tareen in Attock, Afzal Gill in D G Khan, deputy Secretary Qadeer Shami in Khushab, DS Aftab Kareem in Pak Pattan, DD Shahzad Malik in Bahawalnagar.

Others deputed to exam duties include DPI Director Zulfqar Ali in Rajanpur, DPI Director Latif Faizi in T T Singh, DS Mukhtar Ahmad in Vehari, DG Dr M Ajmal in Chiniot, DD M Tariq in Bhakkar, DD Munir Shah in Khanewal, DD Nadeem Asghar in Khanewal, DD Kamran Khan in Jhang, Dr Abdul Hafeez in Chakwal, Azmat Siddiq in Layyah, Dr Shafqat Mehmood in Muzaffar Garh, Mr Faheem in RY Khan and Mazharul Haq in Lodheran and Ejaz Warraich in Multan.

One of the officers said that SED Secretary Dr Allah Baksh Malik wanted to ensure full transparency as the repute of the NTS was poor. The department wants to ensure recruitment of competent teachers. He said that the district Administrations have been directed to arrange for the deputed officers.

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