The Punjab Education Commission functions to:

  • Design, develop, implement, maintain, monitor and evaluate a system of examination for elementary education.
  • Formulate policies and programs for conducting examinations.
  • Collect data from research in order to improve curricula and teaching methodology.
  • Recommend strategies for capacity building of the teachers and educationists that in turn would improve the assessment system of students.
  • Identify the areas where improvement in training of the teachers or educationists is required.
  • Promote public discussions on issues pertaining to elementary education.
  • Advise the Government on all policy matters relating to the objectives of the Commission.
  • Approve annual research program and annual budget of the Commission.
  • Perform functions that may be ancillary to its functions, or as may be prescribed or as may be assigned by the Government.

The Commission may further:

  • Issue instructions or guidelines to a local Government for data collection and conduct of an examination of elementary education.
  • Register students for the purpose of examination of elementary education and maintain their data.
  • Conduct and outsource research in the sphere of an examination of elementary education.