5 NCTB officials suspended
The government yesterday suspended five officials of National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) for printing and other errors in Islamic history (Dakhil) book of class IX and X of the next academic year.
The suspension came after a three-member probe committee, formed to look into the errors, submitted its report to the education ministry, accusing the five officials.
The suspended officials are print ordering official Ohid Alam Lashkar and press monitoring officials Asgar Ali Hawlader, Ferdaous-Ur Rahman, Abul Hashem Khan and Nargis Siddika.
The probe committee recommended the return of all copies, already sent to different district education offices, to the NCTB office. Sources said around 1.65 lakh copies of the book have been sent to the district level.
Education ministry sources said the committee was formed on October 26 and directed by Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid, who was abroad at the time when the errors were noticed.