Education researchers see a considerable lack of preparation in introducing new curricula. Teachers are not adequately trained. At the same time public awareness about the curriculum could not be created. Due to these reasons, various misinformation is being spread. The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), however, says that all efforts are ongoing to implement the curriculum properly.
In the current academic year, class activities have started in the sixth and seventh classes with the new curriculum. The new curriculum of eighth and ninth class is being launched in the next academic year.
However, education officials feel that there is a lack of preparation in the implementation of the new curriculum. Manuscripts for Class VIII and IX Science and History and Sociology books were finalized at the last minute. Printing of books has not started.
When asked about the implementation of the new curriculum, the principal of Udayan Higher Secondary School Jahura Begum said that the teachers are being trained. But training will take more. It must be running.
Education researchers say the new curriculum is emphasizing classroom-based assessments while reducing dependence on tests. To implement this, the number of students in the classroom must be reduced. Apart from this, they think that there is a need to make the parents aware about the curriculum.
Mojibur Rahman, associate professor of the IER department of Dhaka University, said that various preparations should be made before the start of the new curriculum, including fixing the classrooms. It was also necessary to connect all those concerned with it. There are shortages in these areas.
NCTB says that misinformation is being spread on social media about the new curriculum. Meanwhile, the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education is starting a seven-day training for teachers on Sunday.
Director of Secondary and Higher Education Directorate Professor Shahedul Khabir Chowdhury said that teachers have been trained. More will be given. All preparations are there for that training.
NCTB Chairman Professor Farhadul Islam said, ‘If something new is introduced, it takes time to adapt to it. Preparations are being made. I hope it won’t be too much of a problem.’
Education officials say that most of the current creative education programs are not implemented due to lack of proper planning and preparation.