SSC-HSC short syllabus published...

Dhaka, Sunday   11 April 2021

SSC-HSC short syllabus published

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:49 AM, 6 February 2021   Updated: 02:28 PM, 6 February 2021

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

All the boards of education in the country have again published a short syllabus for SSC-HSC candidates. The syllabus prepared by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) was published on Thursday night. 

According to Ministry of Education sources, there are plans to take the SSC exam in June and HSC in July-August. Therefore, after the opening of the educational institution, the syllabus has been prepared as per the plan to conduct classes in 60 working days for SSC and 60 working days for HSC.

A short syllabus was submitted to Professor Nehal Ahmed, Chairman of the Inter-Education Board Coordination Sub-Committee and Chairman of the Dhaka Board of Education at a meeting held at NCTB on Thursday. It is then sent to all boards and published overnight.

The new subject-based syllabus has been prepared with only a few chapters. However, the division and number structure of the question will remain the same in all matters, an NCTB official said. “In other words, the question paper will be prepared from the syllabus that has been made.”

“However, in English, some parts of the grammar part, including the narration and sentence structure, have been omitted. Students don’t even have to write essays in English,” he added.

It is to be mentioned that after publishing the short syllabus of SSC on January 25, it was withdrawn in the face of objections from parents and students. Teachers, students and parents objected as it was not possible to complete the published short syllabus in 3-4 months. 

Then an initiative was taken to shorten the syllabus under the direction of the Education Minister. On January 27, the NCTB was tasked with shortening it further and their work period was fixed till February 4.

In the syllabus published in the first phase, 20 to 30 percent was omitted, however, this time the syllabus has been prepared by selecting 30 to 35 percent chapters in each subject.