New curricula in schools, colleges from 2023: Dipu Moni

Dipu MoniUNB file photo

Education minister Dipu Moni on Monday said the government has decided to introduce new curricula in schools and colleges from 2023, removing the groups of science, arts and commerce up to class X, reports UNB.

“Piloting of the new curricula in class one at primary level and class VI in secondary education level will begin next year,” she said.

The education minister revealed this information at a press briefing on National Curricula Framework presentation at the Secretariat.

According to the new curricula, there will be no science, arts and commerce sections up to class X, and they will be trained on technical subjects.

“The new curricula couldn’t be introduced in 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic. Now we’ll introduce it in 2023 and the new curricula will be introduced in all classes by 2025,” she said.

The government has selected 10 common subjects for all students up to SSC level and students will be allowed to choose optional subjects in class XI and class XII,” the minister said.

Besides, three public examinations will be held under the new system. The class X students will sit for Secondary School Certificate(SSC) examinations, while the students will sit for two more public exams in class XI and class XII and the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations results will be published based on the results of class XI and class XII.