The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) was established in 1972 under a Resolution of the Ministry of Education with a view to exchange information among member Boards, coordinate activities of the Boards, achieve fair measure of uniformity of academic, evaluation and curricular standards and to promote curricular and co-curricular activities on Inter Board basis. It provides a forum for discussion and consultation for the chief executives of the Boards and provincial Curriculum Bureaus on matters relating to development and promotion of Intermediate and Secondary Education and also Technical Education by making suitable recommendations to the Government. Besides, coordination of educational activities like curriculum, testing and evaluation, examinations, educational planning and administration are also considered by this forum.
Another function of great importance assigned to the IBCC is to decide and grant equivalence to foreign qualifications with corresponding Pakistani Certificates at the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) (Matriculation), Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) (Intermediate levels) and technical education as well as local certificates / diplomas with the comparable certificates awarded by the Boards. IBCC also converts foreign grades into Pakistani marks at SSC/HSSC level. On an average 15000 cases of equivalences are normally processed in a calendar year, in addition to the new cases which are decided during the Equivalence Committee meetings held from time to time.
IBCC has also been entrusted the assignment of attestation of certificates and diplomas, issued by the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education and Boards of Technical Education in Pakistan, for those candidates who want to go abroad for further/higher education and /or for employment purposes.