Archive for the ‘Qudrat-e-khuda education commission-1972’ Category

Qudrat-e-Khuda Education Commission was formed in 1972, headed by the leading educationist and scientist Dr. Qudrat-e-Khuda. The commission submitted its report to the Government in May 1974. The report was formulated and is based on the socio-economic and political state and cultural heritage of the country. The perspectives and this scenario of the education system of the contemporary world were also taken into consideration. In fact, Qudrat-e-Khuda Commission report reflected the fundamentals of the newly framed constitution of Bangladesh. The concerned authority examined the report carefully and the preparatory steps were taken to implement the report. But due to some unavoidable circumstances, the implementation of the recommendations of the report were delayed. In the light of the recommendations of this commission a committee for developing National Curricula & Syllabi was formed in 1976. The National Committee consisted of 47 eminent educationists of the country headed by Prof. Shamsul Hoque. The National committee developed a detailed procedure and mechanism for developing national curricula & syllabi. In order to achieve its target, this NCSC (National Curriculum Syllabus Committee) constituted 10 sub-committees and 27 subject committees . The NCSC submitted its report to the Government in 07 volumes in 1976, 1977 and 1978.

Qudrat-e-Khuda commission suggested some major changes in the Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary stages of education. According to the Commission report primary education will be of 8 -years (Class 1 to Class VIII) and secondary education will be of 4-years duration (Class IX to Class XII). In the field of Higher education a combined degree course of four years and a one year Master’s course will be offered in the Universities. Regarding curriculum, syllabus and textbooks, the commission suggested a uniform curriculum for primary level based on competence. The Commission gave special emphasis on improved assessment system and suggested letter grading in the assessment of student performnce in all stages of education.