NCTB forms committee to ‘correct’ mistakes in textbooks

After social media users in Bangladesh immensely criticized the mistakes made in the newly published children’s textbooks, the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has formed a committee to review the mistakes.

NCTB Chairman professor Narayn Chandra Shaha said on Friday that the mistakes that were criticized by the people will be corrected by specialists and other people have been appointed to moderate the other textbooks to mitigate printing and typing mistakes.

“All the mistakes will be corrected and a correction sheet will be issued,” he told reporters.

The three member committee, led by NCTB member (finance) professor Kazi Abul Kalam has been asked to submit the review report within 7 working days.

NCTB chairman Narayan said every year the published textbooks are reviewed and the textbooks are published through following many processes.

“Amid all this work, mistakes happen. We will take assistance from everyone and correct those. We will identify the source of the mistakes. What happened has happened, we have to correct the mistakes,” the NCTB chairman said.

The government has distributed 36,21,82,000 free textbooks to 4,33,53,201 students across the country on the first day of the year.

According to the new curriculum created in 2012, students were given free textbooks for the first time in the country on 1st January, 2013. Professor Narayan said mistakes were corrected back then as well, adding that the same curriculum is used now, but some additions and replacements have taken place.

“Lets say we added a new poem in the textbooks but it was too hard for the kids. Then we replaced it another poem,” Narayan said.

Primary and Mass Education Minsiter Mostafizur Rahman also told reporters that the NCTB has been ordered to quickly correct the mistakes in the textbooks.

After receiving textbooks on the first day of the year, people came to know about the silly mistakes made in the textbooks. One of the textbooks had printed “DO NOT HEART ANYBODY” on the back, where it was supposed to say “hurt”.

One of the poems in the Bengali books of class 4 was altered and the sentences were different from the original script.

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