Report card survey on the textbook crisis of the secondary school students

Author(s) : Transparency International (Bangladesh)

Organization : Transparency International (Bangladesh)

Imprint : Dhaka, Transparency International Bangladesh , 2001

Collation : 5 p.

A current crisis in the publication of textbooks for secondary school level education reflects what happens often in the education sector in Bangladesh. Only one publishing house was designated the task of publishing textbooks for the secondary schools in Bangladesh. For various reasons the publishing house failed to deliver the books in due time and the deadline was extended. Due to the delay in delivering the books twenty five million schoolchildren were compelled to begin the year without the necessary textbooks. The textbooks which were available were full of errors and frustrated pupils and guardians had to pay a higher price. TI Bangladesh conducted a Report Card Survey during the months of February and March 2001, to measure the impact of the crisis over publication and distribution of NCTB books throughout the country.

  • Diagnostic tools / surveys, Report card surveys, Non-governemental organizations, Publishers, Students, Teachers, Textbooks / didactic materials, Secondary education
  • Asia and the Pacific