NCTB working on new syllabus for students
Published: 04:02 PM, 23 December 2020
The students have been promoted to the next class leaving the current year’s syllabus unfinished as it was not possible to open educational institutions amid the COVID situation. It has been learned that some of the previous year’s topics will be added to the new syllabus. For this, the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has already started working on the new syllabus.
Professor Syed Golam Farooq, director general of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, said that even if the students pass the next class without completing the syllabus, important chapters of the previous syllabus will be taught.
He said the NCTB has been instructed to create a new syllabus for the next year by adding the omissions of the previous year. For this, the students of all levels have been instructed to submit the old books while taking the new year’s books. This decision has been informed to the field officials. They will instruct the heads of the educational institutions to implement it.
NCTB member (curriculum) Professor Dr. Mashiuzzaman told the media that there is a continuity between one class of education and the next. In particular, there are some subjects which are not possible to understand and study the lessons of the next class without reading the previous class.
“We are working to identify such essential lessons. Then it will be delivered to the teacher. Besides, the subject of teaching previous lessons will be included in the weekly routine. The teacher will teach as per the routine,” he added.
On December 31, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will unveil the new year’s textbook cover virtually. After the announcement of the distribution of textbooks, the students will have to appear in person and collect new books from educational institutions.