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Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Hyderabad

Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Hyderabad

The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education was formed in 1961 for the city of Hyderabad to facilitate learning in high schools, higher secondary schools and colleges.


A commission on national education was appointed on 30 December 1958 which recommended the four years of education from grade IX to XII as part of the Intermediate and Secondary Education curricula thus forming the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education in Hyderabad later in 1961.

The move came as part of the West Pakistan Intermediate and Secondary Education Ordinance, 1961 (alternatively for East Pakistan, it was the East Pakistan Ordinance No. XXXIII of 1961). The ordinance was further ammended in Act no. XVI of 1962 and Act no. XVII of 1977. Under the acts, it was responsible for the organization to regulate, supervise, control and develop the levels and status of Intermediate and Secondary level public examinations in educational institutions.

The board started acting under the guidance of Dr G. A. Jafri, appointed as the board's chairman. Soon afterwards, the board was further bifurcated into a board for Sukkur and recently for Mirpur Khas.


The board is run by a group of directors who appoint a chairperson (currently Prof Syed Sultan Abbas), a secretary (currently Prof Maqsood Hussain) and a controller (Prof Abdul Hafeez Soomro). The main purpose of the board is to conduct examinations throughout educational institutes in the city and issuance of result certificates once the results need to announced.


As an organisation, the board has developed in the recent years a 202 members strong staff and is equipped with offices in Latifabad U8. The board also owns a stadium in Latifabad U6 used for league, inter-club and -city hockey tournaments. But sporting events in the past have been overshadowed by the poor working abilities of the board officials. The District Hockey Association (DHA) for the Hyderabad District had allocated a budget of 1.6 million rupees for renovations for the betterment of hockey arenas but were reluctant to give the board their share. However, recent endeavours towards bringing the National Hockey Championship back to Hyderabad have been welcomed by quite a few government officials. Recently enough the 54th National Hockey Championships were brought to the stadium and the DHA officials pronounced better conditions.


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