The government has decided to reduce the number of courses in Secondary School Certificate (SSC) level to minimise pressures on the students.
“The number of exams in SSC will be reduced as the current number of courses creates more pressures on appearing students,” Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid said on Thursday at his ministry.
The minister made the disclosure to the reporters after a meeting with country's educationists over improving the secondary education system.
“Courses like drawing, physical studies, music, sports will be evaluated by school and students will need not to appear in board examination for those subjects in future,” he added.
Nahid said: “The government is also planning to scrutinise and edit all twelve textbooks of secondary level which is expected to handover to students in next academic year to help students easily understand the contents.”
When asked about the changes made in secondary textbooks following ‘recommendations’ Hefazat-e-Islam, noted educationist Professor Zafar Iqbal said: “The issue is in the Bangla book and it is under the jurisdiction of educationist Shyamoli Nasrin Chowdhury.”
“The committee can make changes in future if they feel,” added Zafar Iqbal, chair of a committee formed to improve school textbooks.