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Dr Naveed Yousuf

CEO, Aga Khan University Examination Board
Chair & Associate Professor of Practice, Educational Development, Faculty of Health Science, Aga Khan University

Dr Naveed Yousuf has a longstanding relationship with Aga Khan University, spanning over 15 years. He has served in various leadership positions, including as Associate Director, Assessment and Research at the Examination Board for seven years. He is the Chair of the Department for Educational Development, Medical College since 2022. Celebrated for his national contributions towards student assessments, Dr Yousuf received AKU’s University Innovation Impact Award of Distinction in 2022. An esteemed educator, Dr Yousuf received AKU’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 2012 and Faculty Development Award in 2013. He is an Honorary Advisor on Psychometrics for the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) South Asia Region and a founding member of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Recognition Committee for developing international standards for examinations worldwide. Dr Yousuf received his PhD in Medical Education focusing on assessment psychometrics and standard setting from Ambrosiana University (Italy) in 2014 and a Fellowship from the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) on assessment, test development and generalizability theory in 2013. He has several publications in books and indexed journals to his credit.
Hanif Shariff

Director, Aga Khan University Examination Board

Hanif manages the operations department at AKU-EB and also handles various administrative and financial matters. Since joining AKU-EB, some of his major initiatives include development and preparations of SOPs and system improvement processes, procuring an in-house production printer for producing exam papers and the setting up of CCTV for monitoring exam centers across Pakistan.

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Manager, Exam Development

Zain oversees the process of examination development which involves managing the team of academic specialists involved in developing the examination papers, hiring academic staff, item writers, item reviewers, examiners, e-markers and subject panelists for various disciplines while maintaining appropriate records and reports at the same time.
Raabia Hirani

Manager, Curriculum

Raabia leads all curriculum development activities at the Examination Board, including development and review of syllabi and learning resources. She ensures that the syllabi are centered on achievable student learning outcomes (SLOs) which focus on higher cognitive levels and enhance students’ critical thinking & problem-solving skills and make classroom teaching & learning an extraordinarily engaging and joyful experience.
Raabia also leads the development of project-based learning (PBL) tools (for Middle and Primary levels) based on a gold standard framework while also liaising with stakeholders to ensure AKU-EB programmes are aligned to the national and provincial needs and consistently improve in standards and relevance.

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Danish Hussain

Manager, Operations

Danish manages the operational side of the Examination Board. School affiliations, student enrolment, conduct of examinations are some of the many activities that fall under his domain. He is also responsible for the management of information system and data handling at AKU-EB.
Adil Karim

Manager, North

Adil looks after affiliations and registrations of potential schools across Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GB & C) while also managing relationship with all the AKU-EB stakeholders. As part of the relationship management, Adil keeps in close liaison with all the affiliated schools, GB & C media and other stakeholders to promote AKU-EB activities.

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Malik Azam

Manager, Quality Assurance

Malik is in charge of quality assurance and risk mitigation at the Examination Board. He oversees the development, implementation and compliance of SOPs for each department. Malik also manages the spot-checking activity of examination centers during the conduct of the annual and resit examinations.
Aasiya Khurram Agha

Advisor, School Relationship

Aasiya works as an advisor at AKU-EB and manages school relationships for Punjab & Federal regions. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Kinnaird College, Lahore and has a Post Grad diploma in Information Systems from University of Canberra along with courses from Harvard Kennedy School, PDCN, IB system, and UNOCHA. With an experience of more than 27 years in Education sector, Aasiya has served in different capacities at Non-Formal and Private School Systems.