Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Monday (Sep 13) said new revised national education curriculum will begin in 2023 to bring a qualitative change in traditional education system to make it an enjoyable one. She disclosed this at the press conference after presenting the outline of 'draft national curriculum', local media reported.
In the revised curriculum, Dipu said, there will be no subject-based group divisions like science, business studies and humanities from Class IX to X while primary education completion (PEC) examination in Class V and junior school certificate (JSC) examination in Class VIII will be withdrawn.
The minister said the new curriculum will put emphasis on lessening students' pressure on textbooks and decreasing students' dependency on memorization.
Congenial atmosphere would be ensured to bring scopes for students to play games and sports and participate in innovative activities for their proper mental and physical growth, she mentioned.
Dipu said under the new curriculum, much emphasis would be put on lessening pressure on students' homework and daily study routine would be completed in classroom.
She said the new generation students from pre-primary level to Class XII would be provided vast knowledge on the country's history and culture and the great Liberation War to instill spirit of independence into them.
A total of 300 educational institutions of primary, secondary including madrasah and technical and higher secondary levels will be brought under piloting in 2023, she said.
The minister said in secondary level from Class VI to VII, 60 percent evaluation will be made in Bangla, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science subjects during the study period and rest of 40 percent overall evaluation will be held after the end of an year while in other subjects, 100 percent evaluation will be held during study period.
From class IX to X, 50 percent evaluation will be held in Bangla, English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science during study period and rest of 50 percent will be overall evaluation while in other subjects, 100 percent evaluation will be held during study period, she said.
In higher secondary level from Class XI to XII, 30 percent evaluation will be held in mandatory subjects during study period and overall evaluation will be on 70 percent while 100 percent evaluation will be in practical and optional subjects, she said.
She said apart from National Curriculum and Textbook Board, a committee of experts from Education Ministry and Primary and Mass Education Ministry are working jointly to formulate the framework of the new national curriculum.