“Swat Board” refers to the “Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Swat” (BISE Swat), established in Swat in 1992. It serves as a crucial educational administrative authority for the Malakand Division in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The primary role of BISE Swat encompasses managing and overseeing examinations and handling result-related processing activities.
The Swat board is responsible for administering examinations and publishing results for secondary education (9th and 10th grades) as well as intermediate education (11th and 12th grades). The board caters to students from both public and private educational institutions within the Malakand Division.
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History of Swat Board
Until August 30, 1961, educational institutions in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, including schools and colleges in the Yusufzai State of Swat, were under the supervision of the University of Peshawar. During this period, the University of Peshawar conducted matriculation and intermediate examinations for the province.
On August 30, 1961, the Peshawar Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE Peshawar) was established. BISE Peshawar took on the responsibility of managing and overseeing examinations and the processing of results for schools and colleges in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. It also expanded its services to cover schools and colleges in The Yusufzai State of Swat, overseeing examination and result processing activities.
In 1992, BISE Swat (Swat Board) was established. It assumed the role of overseeing examinations and managing result-related affairs for schools and colleges in Swat and the wider Malakand Division.
Functions of the Swat Board
BISE Swat plays a crucial role in evaluating students’ academic performance, providing a standardized assessment system, and contributing to the educational development of the region. Here are some of its key functions:
Examination Conduct: BISE Swat plays a central role in organizing and conducting examinations for students at both the secondary (9th and 10th grades) and intermediate (11th and 12th grades) levels. It designs appropriate question papers, sets examination schedules, and ensures a consistent and fair examination environment.
Registration and Enrollment: The board facilitates the registration process for schools, colleges, and students who intend to participate in its examinations. This involves collecting necessary information, fees, and documents, ensuring the smooth entry of candidates.
Result Compilation and Publication: BISE Swat undertakes the meticulous task of compiling and verifying examination results. It ensures accuracy in marks allocation and the final assessment. Once verified, the results are published, providing students with a clear understanding of their performance.
Certification and Documentation: Students who successfully pass their matriculation and intermediate exams receive official certificates from BISE Swat. These certificates are not only symbolic of their achievements but also hold recognition and validity among educational institutions and employers.
Curriculum Oversight: The board takes the responsibility of reviewing and ensuring that the curriculum and syllabus for various subjects align with national educational standards. This ensures a consistent and quality educational experience for students.
Quality Control and Fairness: BISE Swat is committed to maintaining the integrity of the examination process. It deploys vigilant monitoring during exams to prevent cheating or any form of misconduct, ensuring that students are evaluated solely on their merit.
Correction and Rechecking: Recognizing that errors can occur, the board offers students the opportunity to request rechecking or correction of their answer sheets if they are dissatisfied with their results. This process aims to rectify any potential discrepancies.
Implementing Educational Policies: BISE Swat follows educational policies and guidelines established by higher educational authorities. These policies include curriculum recommendations, assessment methods, and standards that contribute to the overall educational framework.
Transparency and Public Trust: Maintaining transparency in all its operations is vital for BISE Swat. This transparency not only ensures fairness but also fosters public trust in the examination system, promoting confidence among students, parents, and educational institutions.
Innovation and Adaptation: The board may introduce innovative methods or technologies to enhance the examination process, making it more efficient, secure, and convenient for all stakeholders.
Verification Services: BISE Swat offers a service to verify the authenticity of educational documents, providing assurance to educational institutions and employers.
Guidance and Support: BISE Swat serves as a source of information and guidance for schools, students, and parents, addressing queries related to examination procedures and requirements.
Continuous Improvement: BISE Swat is committed to evaluating its processes and implementing improvements as needed to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and relevance of its functions.
Principles of BISE Swat
BISE Swat is dedicated to upholding its core values of fairness, integrity, and excellence. The board strives to ensure that examination processes are transparent and unbiased, aiming to truly recognize students’ abilities. Every effort is made to meticulously verify and accurately publish results. Promoting inclusivity is a foremost goal, with BISE Swat working to provide equal opportunities to candidates from diverse backgrounds.
The board maintains rigorous educational standards through a thoughtfully crafted curriculum. Ethical conduct stands as a cornerstone, fostering trust among students and institutions alike. BISE Swat remains flexible and innovative, aiming to collaborate closely with stakeholders to address evolving educational needs while maintaining an open, student-centric approach.
Grading System of Swat Board
The Swat Board employs a letter grade scale from A to F to signify students’ academic performance. An A indicates outstanding knowledge, while an F signifies an insufficient score to pass the exam.
The table below illustrates the complete grading scale, corresponding percentages, and the positions awarded by the Swat Board.
|Marks/ Score in Percent
|80 – 100%
|70 – 79%
|60 – 69%
|50 – 59%
|40 – 49%
|39 – 33%
|0 – 32%
Affiliated Institutions with Swat Board
Institutions affiliated with the BISE Swat Board refer to schools and colleges that are officially recognized and operate under the jurisdiction of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Swat. These institutions follow the curriculum, guidelines, and examination procedures set by the board. They are essential components of the education system within the Malakand Division.
The term “affiliated institutions” typically encompasses both public and private educational establishments that collaborate with the Swat Board to ensure standardized education and assessment.
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