Management of MPO (salary of nongovernment teachers) has been decentralized from DSHE to all nine Zonal Education Offices in June 2015.
PMC EMIS Specialist working for a policy guideline to be developed by June 2017.
EMIS Data capturing for 2016 completed and that of 2017 would commence by April 2017.
Preparation of an Annual Secondary Education Performance Report including school quality standards is in progress.
Secondary Education Sector Program Framework has been prepared and approved by MoE.
Updated Procurement Capacity Development Plan is being implemented.
AFR for FY 2015-16 completed.
NOA issued on 09 March 2017 for supply of science equipment to 10,000 institutions (schools & madrasah) under Package No. GD 5 through ICB. Bids received on 30 Jan 2017 for supply of science equipment to another 10,000 institutions under package no. GD-39. Supply of science equipment are expected in the third and fourth quarters of 2017.
Work order issued for supply of teaching aids to 10,000 institutions and supply expected in the third quarter of 2017. The tendering was done using government e-GP portal.
In December 2013, Curriculum Implementation Plan was developed and approved by MOE. It includes and stresses on socially-inclusive and responsive to the skills required by the economy. It will become a basis for NCPF.
A committee was formed at NCTB in December 2015 to formulate an action plan for preparing NCPF. A concept paper for NCPF has been drafted through two internal workshops at NCTB. Data Collection Tools developed in Nov 2016. The NCPF concept paper is now under review at MoE. A national workshop is planned in April 2017.
Development of Teachers Curriculum Guide (TCG) for core subjects i.e., science, mathematics, English, Bangla, and Bangladesh Global Studies completed. Preparation of TOT Manual completed through a finalization workshop on 3-4 January 2017. Teacher training is targeted for commencement in April 2017 once the TCGs are printed.
School/Madrasah selection completed to provide inputs for practical oriented science teaching. Manual preparation completed in March 2016 for training of teachers. Training of Master Trainer (total 857) completed in April 2016. Training of all the science teachers of secondary level (both school and madrasah) [35,915 in June 2016 and remaining 19,000 in Nov-Dec 2016 (Total 55,915)] on practical oriented science teaching completed.
Concept of information hub (renamed as ICT Learning Centers, ILCs) was approved by MOE in January 2015. A total of 640 schools selected for ILC. Tendering process for refurbishment of a room of the selected institution commenced in December 2015 and expected to be completed by June 2017. Tender floated (GD-4) in September 2016 for supply of equipment to the ICT centers. Tenders received on 31 October 2016 and evaluation completed. ADB has already approved the bid evaluation report. NOA is expected to be issued by March 2017.
Technical Proposal received in December 2016 for development of e-learning modules (SD-13). Evaluation of Technical Proposals completed and submitted to ADB.
Activities leading to development of a Teacher's Development Policy has resumed after joining of replacement consultant of the Program Management Consultancy (PMC) Firm in December 2016.
Bangladesh Examinations Development Unit (BEDU) has conducted a study on Continuous Assessment (CA) [CA is the modified nomenclature of SBA] and the report was presented in a workshop at Coxs Bazar on 01-02 September 2016. The training design would be prepared in April-May 2017.
Selection of 100 institutions (schools and madrasah) completed for construction of additional classrooms. Construction work commenced for upgrading of 100 secondary schools. Work order issued for 70 sites.
A draft policy guideline on minimum standard of school building construction to improve learning environment and gender-responsiveness prepared by the civil engineer under the Program Management Consultancy (PMC). The draft report was prepared through two FGDs with the participation of stakeholders like BUET, LGED, EED, BRAC, SAVE The Children etc. A final FGD was held on 30 Nov 2016 with DG, DSHE in the Chair. The document would now be submitted to MoE for approval.
Stipend Study firm fielded on 20 March 2016 for independent review of existing stipend programs/projects. Final Report submitted in November 2016. The report was presented in a meeting at MoE on 09 Jan 2017 wherein Secretary, MoE chaired. It was decided in the meeting to form a Committee to suggest measures for implementation of the recommendations.