National Curriculum & Textbook Board (NCTB): Governance Challenges and Way Forward - Executive Summary (English)
The National Curriculum and Text Book Board (NCTB) has been playing an important role in developing and printing the textbooks for pre-primary, primary, secondary, higher-secondary and madrasa education in Bangladesh. The NCTB has been involved in curriculum development, syllabus reform, verification and evaluation of the textbook’s effectiveness, developing manuscripts of textbooks, and distribution of free books and other learning related materials among students. In the academic year of 2017, the NCTB distributed 362 million 182 thousand 245 free books among 42 million 635 thousand 929 students, which cost around Tk 10.91 billion. The NCTB has printed and distributed around 254 million 301 thousand 128 books till date.