National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB)

Why five-hour SSC exams will not be in students’ best interest

The choice to prolong the SSC examination period appears to diverge from global educational trends.

Opinion / The fight for ‘The Story of Sharifa’

It is no wonder how it took Bangladesh nearly half a century before legally acknowledging the Hijra community

When textbooks fall apart

Aren’t our students entitled to error-free, quality textbooks?

‘Textbooks cannot be made completely error-proof’

We need to think about how quickly and efficiently we can remove the errors and print the corrected versions.

New textbooks, same old errors

The mistakes in textbooks have triggered a barrage of criticism on social media.

Textbook errors belie bigger concerns

NCTB must be held accountable for the never-ending cycle of controversies

NCTB textbooks: Never-ending cycle of controversies

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board has been stuck in the loop of controversies centring on school textbooks with academics and some NCTB officials blaming it on the negligence of writers and editors, insufficient training and lack of serious punishment for blunders.

‘New year, new curriculum’ cannot transform our school education

Throughout 2022, education authorities focused on returning to a “normal” routine, making minimal adjustments mostly in organising public examinations.

NCTB’s horrible practical education framework

What's wrong with our approach to practical education?

June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022

All that’s wrong with the national school curriculum

The shortcomings in our National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) are many.

August 10, 2021
August 10, 2021

“English For Today” Wishes It Were More Popular Today

Frustrated, the book has finally voiced its complaint.

October 29, 2019
October 29, 2019

Why not inquiry into NCTB text book distribution anomalies: HC

The High Court today issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain in four weeks why they should not be directed to enquire into the corruptions taking place in distributing books among the primary schools through National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) in last few years.

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

Number of JSC subjects reduced

The National Curriculum Coordination Committee (NCCC) yesterday decided that class-VIII students would sit for the JSC test on seven subjects this year instead of 10 subjects that include an optional one.

December 30, 2017
December 30, 2017

Textbook festival awaits children

Primary and secondary students are set to get new textbooks on the first day of 2018 as the government has taken all preparations to distribute more than 35 crore copies of free books.

November 13, 2017
November 13, 2017

NCTB changed textbooks based on communal group’s demand: TIB

Based on the demands of a specific communal group, National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) arbitrarily changed some of the textbook contents in primary and secondary levels this year, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) alleges.

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