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Nadra Starts Online Tests For Army Recruitment
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Posted 29 May 2004 - 08:59 PM
ISLAMABAD (May 30 2004): The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has started online test for recruitment of Pakistan Army for 114 PMA long course on behalf of the Army in eight major cities candidates appeared for entry test.
A Nadra news release said on Saturday that the online tests are being held at Nadra's provincial and regional headquarters, including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Sukkur, Sargodha, Multan and NSRC Gilgit.
The tests are for the Pakistan Military Academy for commission officers. The registration for the test was held from May 9 to 28.
To maintain the secrecy of the questionnaire it is developed in encrypted format, which is only readable by software. The test was prepared by PMA itself while Nadra engineers developed the software, which is being used in this test. In this test, every candidate has to sit across a computer and select the right answer from the given options.
The time remaining to complete the test is constantly displayed, while the candidate has the option to skip a question and come back to it again.
The result of the test is displayed to the candidate at the end of the test.
The first online test of its kind was conducted by Nadra in September 2003 at Nadra headquarters.
The online test has advantages of fairness and fulfilling objectives of transparency with remote-chances of any foul play in recruitment process.
The results of previous test, which was held in September 2003, proved that he selection procedure was appropriate and greatly helped in selecting the right and suitable candidates.
Keeping in view the advantages of online test Nadra held another online test for the hiring of human resources in month of January 2004 in Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Sargodha, Quetta and Multan.
Some other organisations of country are also interested in availing this facility of online test while Nadra intends to use this system in future selection processes.
Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2004
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Posted 29 May 2004 - 09:27 PM
Websites keep on getting hacked...
Pakistan should have an Intranet network (not internet). This should not be connected to the world wide web and only individuals present in Pakistan should be able to access it. This intranet can be most helpful in improving the education system. I was watching 50 minutes on geo tv and they said that the main problem is the shortage of teachers. Especially in remote areas. Using this network you can have virtual classrooms being broadcasted from a central location. Other uses can be to create a national library, online tax filing, online elections..etc.
Now you might say that we need an optical network all over the country to connect schools, mosques, govt civil building and police stations. An optical network would indeed be expensive. With the wireless technolgy advancement, you don't need to have an optical system. Wi-max is cheep, has a 30 km range, and has greater than 10mbps speed....
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Posted 29 May 2004 - 09:33 PM
Pakistan's government is going to go e-government, that probably needs good connectivity too... :ermm
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Posted 30 May 2004 - 01:54 AM
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Posted 30 May 2004 - 10:00 AM
In that program (50 min geo tv) the education minister was saying that she is from mand (turbat balochistan). The remotest part of the country. There is no water, roads or electricity there. And she said that finding people who could read or write was impossible, leave alone having teachers for a school. Imran khan was also on the pannel and said that in mian wali he was getting requests for opening secondary schools, and there were no teachers. The pannel member said that there was no shotage of primary schools in Pakistan. The only shortage was teachers.
So these schools are in dire needs of getting connected to a central system. Teachers sitting in lahore or quetta can broadcast lectures to classrooms in remote areas. Having in optic fibre linking every school is very expensive, if not impossible. The way to go is wireless. It is cheap and easy to install. With speeds up to 10mbps you can have two way video streaming. The use of on-site printers can assist in providing educational materials.
Areas like turbat on the otherhand, need electricity and water before anything..
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