After NTS, HEC backed testing system creates controversy

The Education Testing Council (ETC), founded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) with an aim of conducting enterance exams and scholarship tests for the universities is facing serious music. This outrage is in response of releasing “defective” results of University of Engineering Science and Technology of Pakistan (UESTP) scholarship test.

The scholarship test was conducted on October 8, for which about 4000 aspirants appeared. The question paper prepared for the test was reportedly, quite simple.

In response of aspirants’ protest, the authorities uploaded a revised the result of already conducted test. However, this revised result forced the people to raise their fingers on the transparency and accuracy of the testing system.

The HEC should have conducted another test instead of revising the result of already conducted result, said one official of the HEC.

This is the second controversy regarding testing system after the paper-leak of Pakistan’s biggest testing system; NTS which was to be conducted for medical institutes.

The UESTP scholarship project grants MS leading to PhD and PhD scholarships at top-ranked universities of France, Germany, Belgium, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Australia, Italy, USA, UK, Canada, Austria, China etc. The countries and universities are offering less tuition fees rates to the HEC under this project.