NCUK signs MoU with Pakistan’s Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training through IBCC


Leading pathway provider NCUK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pakistan’s Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training through the Inter Boards Coordination Commission (IBCC). The MOU outlined that NCUK, the Ministry and IBCC will explore collaborative opportunities for teacher training and further academic development and recognition in Pakistan. Building on NCUK’s high-quality and trusted educational products, the (MoU) focuses on exploring education opportunities, continuous professional development, and workshops for teachers in Pakistan.


Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Minister of Federal Education & Professional Training, commented:

We have been impressed by the quality of NCUK’s educational products. We look forward to building on this relationship and exploring numerous collaborative educational opportunities with this high-quality international pathway provider in the UK.

NCUK MOU group photo

Stuart Smith, Chief Executive at NCUK, stated:

“As a leading international pathway provider with over 50 university partners, we’re incredibly pleased to expand our relationship with the IBCC, and their recognition means we can offer more opportunities to students in Pakistan. NCUK offers flexible options for students at some of the world’s top universities, including eight in the QS World Top 100, and we look forward to working more closely with the IBCC in the coming years”

Hosted in London, following a successful visit to NCUK’s offices to meet with the pathway providers’ academic colleagues, the following met to discuss the MoU and agree on the terms.

  • Stuart Smith, Chief Executive, NCUK
  • Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Minister of Federal Education & Professional Training
  • Ghulam Shahzad Agha – Provincial Minister for Education, Giligit Baltistan
  • Dr Ghulam Ali Mallah – Executive Director, IBCC
  • Ghufran Abbas, Trade & Investment Manager, British High Commission Pakistan
  • Usman Akram, Managing Director, Oxbridge Digital (NCUK’s Pakistan Representative)
  • Muhammad Usman Khan (Director Equivalence and Qualifications) IBCC
  • Syed Ammar Hassan Gillani ( Director Meetings and Coordination) IBCC 
  • Amina Gaddah, Legal Executive, NCUK

The MoU strengthened the relationship between NCUK and IBCC, which will support the development of new centres in Pakistan to upskill education and create unparalleled access to leading Universities in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Canada, including placement opportunities at QS World Top 100 universities.

Born from the sector, NCUK was founded by a group of leading universities in the UK. For over 35 years, NCUK has been delivering high-quality academic pathway routes and has supported over 50,000 students worldwide.

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Notes to editor:

  • NCUK currently has 11 study centres across Pakistan, across Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad and Peshwar.
  • NCUK works with universities in more than seven different countries including the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
  • NCUK has eight university partners in the QS World 100 including The University of Manchester and UNSW Sydney
  • NCUK has flexible options for students including an International Foundation Year, International Year One, International Year Two in Business Management and Master’s Preparation course.