NCTB changed textbooks based on communal group’s demand: TIB

Based on the demands of a specific communal group, National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) arbitrarily changed some of the textbook contents in primary and secondary levels this year, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) alleged today.

This could not be done unless power is misused, TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman said while replying to a query at a press conference at its headquarters in Dhaka.

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TIB on NCTB corruption

Based on the demands of a specific communal group, National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) arbitrarily changed some of the textbook contents in primary and secondary levels this year, Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Dr Iftekharuzzaman alleges during a press conference at his office in Dhaka on Monday, November 13, 2017. Photo: Wasim Bin Habib

The anti-graft watchdog, in a study, said it also found irregularities and corruption in the formulation of textbooks including writing manuscript, publication and distribution.

TIB revealed the study titled ‘National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB): Challenge of Good Governance and a Way out in Writing Manuscript and Publication Management’ at the press conference.

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