Students of 2026 batch will appear for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations under new curriculum, said Education Minister Dipu Moni on Monday.“The new curriculum will be implemented fully in secondary level by 2025 and the students of 2026 batch will appear for their SSC exam under the new curriculum,” she said while talking to reporters after inaugurating Smart Education Festival-2023 at the auditorium of the International Mother Language Institute.The new curriculum was introduced in Grade-I under primary level while Grades- VI and VII of secondary level in 2023 and the students of Grades VIII and IX will be enrolled under the new curriculum in 2024. The new curriculum will be introduced in Grade X in 2025, she added.“Already the evaluation has started from this year,” said Dipu. Also read: Memorisation won’t suffice to tackle future challenges: Dipu MoniThe Department of Secondary and Higher Education organized the 'Smart Education Festival' to mark the beginning of the strategy of smart education to implement the new curriculum in a bid to build a smart Bangladesh.Twenty smart education activities will be displayed in the festival with the participation of people from all walks of life in ten seminars.Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Nowfel was present there.
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations which were postponed due to cyclonic storm Mocha will be held after the completion of the written examinations, said Dipu Moni on Monday (May 15, 2023). The written test under nine general education boards, technical and madrasha boards will end on May 23 and the postponed examinations May 14 and May 15 will be held after the completion of the written test, she said while addressing a programme at Government Teachers’ Training College in the city. Read More: SSC exams of all education boards for May 15 postponed due to Mocha Earlier, the SSC exams of the six education boards-Chattogram board, Cumilla board, Jashore board, Barishal board, Bangladesh Madrasa Education board and Technical Education board-for May 14 were postponed and then SSC exams of all education boards scheduled for 15 were postponed due to very severe cyclonic stom Mocha. Bangladesh Inter-Education Board Coordination Committee issued two notices signed by its chairman Professor Tapan Kumar Sarkar on Saturday and Sunday. Referring to the new curriculum, Dipu Moni said the authorities have taken steps to implement the new curriculum to build a skilled and smart nation. Also read: No chance of SSC question papers leaking: Dipu Moni.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday said stern action will be taken is anyone is found involved in spreading rumours over SSC question papers. “There is no scope of question leak in the this year’s SSC and equivalent exams, but rumours might spread and those will face tough punishment who will be found involved in spreading rumours,” she said while talking to reporters after visiting Badda High School center in the capital on the first of the SSC and equivalent examinations. Also Read: No chance of SSC question papers leaking: Dipu Moni Deputy Education Minister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury Naoufel , Secretary to the Department of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) Soleman Khan, Directorate General of DSHE Nehal Ahmed and Dhaka Education Board Chairman Prof. Tapan Kumar, among others, were also present there. Social media platforms are being monitored round the clock to prevent spread of rumours, said Dipu Moni adding that action are being taken instantly if any attempt is made to spread rumours. Replying to a question over the next year’s SSC exam schedule, she said efforts are there to hold the next year’s exams ahead but it will be done taking opinion from teachers across the country. The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent exams for 2023 began on Sunday across Bangladesh. Also Read: Single admission test for universities from next year: Dipu Moni SSC exams began at 10 am with Bangla 1st Paper. According to the Ministry of Education, a total of 20,72,163 candidates are sitting for this year’s SSC and equivalent exams.
The Awami League will resist any nefarious move with the help of the people of Bangladesh, said Education Minister Dipu Moni on Saturday. “An identified evil force wants to destabilize the country ahead of the national election. They want to wreak havoc once more, as they did in 2013 and 2014. However, Bangladesh Awami League will strongly oppose any vicious move with the people of the country,” she said. The education minister, also the Awami League Joint General Secretary, said this while talking to the reporters at the diamond jubilee ceremony of Chandpur Govt College. Also Read: BNP conspiring to regain power illegally: Dipu Moni “The Awami League's peace rally today is part of the effort to move Bangladesh forward,” she said, adding: “This program is to ensure that we can continue our development work and build Smart Bangladesh.” Our programs are not counter to any party’s programs, she explained and said, “We have always been in the field and will always be. We are in the government, we are also with the people of the country in the field. We have always been present to safeguard peace, order, and people's lives, and we will remain so in the future." Md Hasanuzzaman Kollol, secretary to the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Md Anisur Rahman, election commissioner, Faruk Hossain, former secretary and author, and Kamrul Hasan, DC of Chandpur, were among those present at the ceremony.
If there are errors in textbooks, they will be corrected, Education Minister Dipu Moni has said. “This year’s textbooks are experimental and trials have been conducted at 62 educational institutions over them. Even after that, there could be errors, and they will be corrected,” she said at a programme in Chandpur on Tuesday night. Referring to social media posts on “errors” in textbooks for classes 9 and 10, the education minister said, “Many have raised questions about the textbooks for classes 9 and 10 published this year. But these textbooks are not new, these have been there since 2013. There could be inadvertent errors, however, and corrections are being sent.” “If anyone finds errors in these books, let us know, and we’ll correct it,” she said. “It is impossible to have good students without transforming the education system. Rote learning is not being effective. That’s why we are trying to transform the education system. We are trying to encourage learning by doing. A teacher will play the role of a guide. Evaluations will be done every day. Education should also be fun. We just get the certificates but cannot say we have truly learnt. There are skills gap in the job market,” said the education minister. Also read: New curriculum books may contain mistakes: Dipu Moni She said that technical and madrasa education will also be transformed, she said. “We want our students to be ready for the job market. We want them to go for higher education and research. They will materialize the ‘Sonar Bangla’ dream.” National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has provided corrections for nine mistakes they found in three of the textbooks distributed for this year. NCTB issued a notification in this regard on January 15, 2023 and posted the corrections on their website. The mistakes were spotted in three textbooks of classes 9-10. Four mistakes were found in ‘History of Bangladesh and World Civilization’, three in ‘Bangladesh and Global Studies’ while two in ‘Civics and Citizenships’. NCTB provided all the corrections in detail on their website. Eminent writer and academician Dr. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal and Professor Hasina Khan have expressed regret over the plagiarised content found in the new class 7 science textbook that they edited. They also took responsibility in a statement issued on Monday. As part of the new curriculum from this year, science textbooks for classes 6 and 7 have been printed and distributed to students as ‘Anusandhani Path’.
Education Minister Dipu Moni has said that the new books provided this year under the new curriculum are on a trial basis, conceding they may contain mistakes. She said this while addressing a discussion meeting on the distribution of educational gifts to students and the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution of the 21st century and building a Smart Bangladesh organized by the Bangladesh Chhatra League at Swoparjit Independence Square of Dhaka University, where she was the chief guest on Saturday evening. The education minister said trial version books have been provided to 33000 institutions across the country this year, but the books under the new curriculum that have been handed over to the students of classes 1, 2, 6 and 7 may contain errors. Constant feedback will be received from teachers, students, parents and educators and based on their feedback, amendments will be made throughout the year if any mistakes are found, she added. Read: Paper, printing quality of free textbooks good: Education Minister She urged all to cooperate to make the initiative a success, if any disagreement, discomfort or objections with the content are found. “We have formulated a felicitous curriculum aiming to achieve 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) which is our international commitment. Education is at the center of the 17 goals of this sustainable development goal. If we can achieve quality and inclusive education, then we can easily achieve the remaining 16 goals," added the minister. The education minister said that Bangladesh is going to become a developed and prosperous country by 2041 under the leadership of Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina. "Bangabandhu did what he said and his daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also did what she said. She said she would build a digital and middle-income Bangladesh, and she did it. Today we have become a developing country under her leadership and by 2041 we will become a developed, prosperous and smart Bangladesh under her leadership," she promised.
Minister for Education Dr Dipu Moni has disclosed that students belonging to classes 1, 2, 6, and 7 will be provided books as per the new curriculum on trial basis in the coming year. She said this while addressing a Meet the Press-style program organised by Chandpur Press Club at its auditorium, where she was the chief guest on Friday evening. The education minister said amendments will be made if any mistakes are found in the books printed for distribution. Urging all to cooperate to make the initiative a success, she informed that books with new editions for four more classes -3, 4, 8 and 9 - will be available in 2024. The remaining two classes i.e. 5 and 10, are expected to receive their new editions in 2025. Also Read: Dipu Moni urges Dhaka University to adopt an academic master plan Replying to a question from the journalists, the minister said that above all, academic qualifications, merit and capability are taken into consideration, when recruiting newly enlisted MPO teachers as trainers. There are many experienced teachers who don’t have the capability of training others, she said. The aim, she said, is to transform education in the country through highly skilled, trained teachers. Urging people of her constituency to vote for her, Dipu Moni said Banaganbandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s daughter Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly on her new vision to turn Digital Bangladesh into Smart Bangladesh.
Minister for Education Dr Dipu Moni has disclosed that students belonging to classes 1, 2, 6, and 7 will be provided books as per the new curriculum on trial basis in the coming year. She said this while addressing a Meet the Press-style program organised by Chandpur Press Club at its auditorium, where she was the chief guest on Friday evening. The education minister said amendments will be made if any mistakes are found in the books printed for distribution. Read: New curriculum to be introduced in 2023: Education Minister Urging all to cooperate to make the initiative a success, she informed that books with new editions for four more classes -3, 4, 8 and 9 - will be available in 2024. The remaining two classes i.e. 5 and 10, are expected to receive their new editions in 2025. Replying to a question from the journalists, the minister said that above all, academic qualifications, merit and capability are taken into consideration, when recruiting newly enlisted MPO teachers as trainers. There are many experienced teachers who don’t have the capability of training others, she said. The aim, she said, is to transform education in the country through highly skilled, trained teachers. Urging people of her constituency to vote for her, Dipu Moni said Banaganbandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s daughter Sheikh Hasina is working relentlessly on her new vision to turn Digital Bangladesh into Smart Bangladesh.
Mentioning that average income and life expectancy of people in Bangladesh were up during the Awami League government, Education Minister and Joint General Secretary of AL, Dr Dipu Moni, said the country needs Sheikh Hasina's government again and again for continued development. She was speaking as chief guest at the tri-annual conference of Sadar upazila and Municipality Awami League at Chandpur Stadium on Monday afternoon. As Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina works for the countrymen, living standards have improved significantly, she said. Read: Sheikh Hasina must come back to save Bangladesh, says Obaidul Quader "Due to the Russia-Ukraine war, many countries in the world are experiencing an adverse situation. Even in such conditions, we are in a better position than many," she said. People did not forget the terrible days of arson attacks unleashed by BNP-Jamaat, she said. During their tenure, they could not give anything to the people of the country, rather they snatched away people's wealth, Dipu Moni said. They mercilessly tortured, killed and oppressed people, she added. The minister said that it's BNP-Jamaat's nature to start conspiracies ahead of national elections. "We have to unite to make all elections successful, including national election," she said. The minister reiterated that the national election will be held on time and it won't wait for anyone. Some political parties oppose elections without reasonable grounds, she said. Read: People will talk but Bangladesh is benefitting from AL govt's dev work: PM Chaired by Chandpur Sadar Upazila Awami League President Nurul Islam Nazim Dewan, District Awami League President Nashir Uddin Ahmed inaugurated the conference. Jatiya Sangsad whip and acting organizational secretary of Awami League Chattogram Division Abu Sayeed Al Mahmood Swapon, Relief and Social Welfare Secretary Sujit Roy Nandi, general secretary of district Awami League Abu Naeem Patwari Dulal were also present there.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has won the Gusi Peace Prize for her “exemplary achievements” in the field of “public service and diplomacy”. She received the prize in Manila on Thursday. The Gusi Peace Prize is given by the Gusi Peace Prize Foundation, based in Manila, Philippines, mandated by the Presidential Proclamation No. 1476. It is given to recognize individuals and organizations who contribute to global peace and progress through a wide variety of fields. The awards ceremonies are held yearly on the fourth Wednesday of November, the Gusi Pease Prize International Friendship Day. It was held at the Club Philippino and fourteen awardees from fourteen countries (Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Myanmar, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Philippines) received this prize for 2022. Read: 2 Bangladesh nationals receive honorary British awards Dipu Moni has been the Education Minister of Bangladesh since January 2019 and a Member of Parliament representing the Chandpur-3 constituency since 2009. She was the first female Foreign Minister of Bangladesh from 2009 to 2013. She was also the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the All Party Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Rights between 2014 and 2018. She studied MBBS at Dhaka Medical College, later earned Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and did her Masters in Law from the University of London. In 2018 she was named one of the 150 Leading Women of University of London in its history of 150 years of female education. Her father MA Wadud, a close associate of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was a founding member of the Bangladesh Awami League, first Council elected General Secretary of Students League and known especially for his role in the Language Movement in 1952. She is the wife of Tawfique Nawaz, an Oxford educated Senior Advocate of the country and mother to their two children Tawquir Rashaad Nawaz and Tani Deepavali Nawaz.