Ghulam Ali Mallah
Dr Ghulam Ali Mallah is a distinguished scholar who has made significant contributions to the field of education. With a post-doctorate in Educational Technology & Academic Leadership from Glasgow University, Scotland, his academic journey has been marked by numerous accomplishments. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and earned his PhD through an HEC Scholarship from Pakistan. In 1996, he joined Shah Abdul Latif University, where he served in various roles, including Head of Computer Sciences and Teacher Education Departments, Focal Person for Women University Sukkur, Focal Person for International Linkages & Exchange Programs, Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Planning & Development, and Director of University Automation Systems. Dr Mallah has an impressive portfolio of over 60 nationally and internationally recognized articles by the HEC. In addition to his research articles, he has authored five books and chapters, with his recent book titled ‘Defence in Depth,’ focusing on cyber-security, making a substantial contribution to the field of IT and cyber security. Moreover, he has supervised over 100 BS/MS/PhD projects.
Currently, Dr Mallah serves as the Executive Director of the Inter-Boards Coordination Commission (IBCC) under the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training, a position he assumed in 2020. In a short time, he has transformed IBCC into an innovative and technology-driven service-oriented institution. His achievements include implementing ISO 9001:2015 international standards at IBCC, streamlining the process of equivalence and attestation, and driving reforms in the examination systems of Pakistan’s BISEs. He has played a crucial role in resolving the long-standing issue of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level students’ grade equivalency, ensuring equal opportunities for all students to pursue higher education. Dr. Mallah is dedicated to effective coordination for standardizing examination and assessment systems, as well as authenticating certificates and diplomas from authorized local and foreign examining bodies. Under his leadership, IBCC introduced the training of assessors for all public sector examination boards for curriculum-based examinations. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Mallah developed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for various examination boards to conduct exams safely, earning praise from the National Command Operation Center (NCOC) Pakistan. In recognition of his commitment to transparency and accountability in public service, Dr Mallah was honored with the ‘Integrity Icon Award,’ a global campaign promoting good governance in public service delivery.