National Curriculum and Textbook Board

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) (Bengali: জাতীয় শিক্ষাক্রম ও পাঠ্যপুস্তক বোর্ড) is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh, responsible for the development of curriculums, production and distribution of textbooks at primary and secondary education levels.[3][4][5]

People's Republic of Bangladesh
National Curriculum and Textbook Board
জাতীয় শিক্ষাক্রম ও পাঠ্যপুস্তক বোর্ড (এনসিটিবি)
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Ministry overview
Formed1983[1]
Preceding agencies
  • Bangladesh School Textbook Board[1]
  • National Curriculum Development Centre[1]
JurisdictionGovernment of Bangladesh
Employees91[2]
Ministry executive
  • Professor Narayan Chandra Saha[2], Chairman
Parent departmentMinistry of Education
Websitehttp://www.nctb.gov.bd

NCTB's new science and mathematics books (in Bengali), January 2018.

All public schools and also a lot of private schools of Bangladesh follow the curriculums of the NCTB. Starting in 2010, every year free books are distributed to students between Grade-1 to Grade-10 to eliminate illiteracy[6]. These books comprise most of the curriculums of the majority of Bangladeshi schools. There are two versions to each national curriculum. One is the Bengali language version and the other one is English language version.

HistoryEdit

National Curriculum and Textbook Board traces its origins to the East Pakistan School Textbook Board which was established in 1954. In 1971, the Bangladesh School Textbook Board was established. In 1976 it was constituted as the National Curriculum and Syllabus Committee and the National Curriculum Development Centre was established in 1981. National Curriculum Development Centre and the Bangladesh School Textbook Board were merged in 1983 to form the Bangladesh National Textbook Board which was later renamed to National Curriculum and Textbook Board.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "জাতীয় শিক্ষাক্রম ও পাঠ্যপুস্তক বোর্ড (এনসিটিবি)". NCTB. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "জাতীয় শিক্ষাক্রম ও পাঠ্যপুস্তক বোর্ড (এনসিটিবি)". NCTB. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b Shafiul Alam, National Curriculum and Textbook Board, Banglapedia: The national encyclopedia of Bangladesh, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh; Retrieved: 2007-12-10
  4. ^ National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB): Education Management Archived 2006-11-17 at the Wayback Machine, Ministry of Education, Governments of Bangladesh; Retrieved: 2007-12-10
  5. ^ Khan Chandan, Md Shahnawaz (13 January 2017). "NCTB's Textbook Blunder: A Loss Hard to Recover". The Daily Star. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  6. ^ "::: Star Weekend Magazine :::". archive.thedailystar.net. Retrieved 23 August 2020.