OxfordAQA launches in Pakistan

29 January 2024
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OxfordAQA, the international exam board that puts fairness first, has launched in Pakistan. 

Last week, we celebrated the official launch with three special events with education specialists, senior government officials, alongside representatives from schools in Karachi, Islamabad, and Lahore.  

This expansion marks a significant milestone in OxfordAQA’s commitment to providing high-quality, internationally recognized assessments to students around the world. These qualifications are already available across Europe, Africa and Asia.

A partnership between Oxford University Press (OUP) and AQA – the UK’s largest provider of GCSEs and A-Levels, OxfordAQA will bring rigorous standards, fair assessments, and dedication to Pakistan, to foster a culture of continuous improvement in education. 

Speaking at the events, Arshad Saeed Husain, OUP’s Managing Director in Pakistan, shared his excitement:  

“This collaboration between Oxford University Press and AQA, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our students, preparing them to compete on the global stage with future-ready skills.

OxfordAQA is the answer to all learners who seek fairness, transparency, and quality in learning. We have great hopes to see OxfordAQA enabling our students to shine globally, and we look forward to witnessing the positive impact it will have on our education landscape.”

OxfordAQA places a strong emphasis on innovative teaching methods across a wide range of subjects from the sciences to the humanities. Their qualifications can also bring a global benefit. “Students in Pakistan can now benefit from qualifications that are widely recognized by universities, employers, and educational institutions globally, and that open doors to opportunities both within the country and on the international stage”, explained Andrew Coombe, Managing Director of OxfordAQA who was in Pakistan for the launch. “Our mission is to empower students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving world.” 

OxfordAQA also provides ongoing high-quality professional development opportunities for educators to enhance their teaching skills and stay abreast of the latest educational trends. This focus on continuous improvement extends to the overall educational ecosystem.  

The launch events saw insightful discussion across all three cities about the future of education, with attendees having the opportunity to discuss the opportunities ahead for learners and educators with experts from OUP and OxfordAQA.  

To find out more information about OxfordAQA visit the website.

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