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NCTB finds 6 errors in pry textbooks

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The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has found six errors in primary textbooks and sent a correction paper to upazila level education offices almost six months after those came into discussion and sparked criticism on social media networks.
 "A Shuddhipatra (correction copy) of the errors has been sent to all upazila primary education offices recently," NCTB Member Ratan Siddique said.
 "A major mistake was found in the poem. No other major mistake was detected in the Primary Level textbooks," NCTB Chairman Professor Narayan Chandra Saha said.
The controversial pictures of a goat climbing a tree to eat mangoes and a girl-wearing scarf will be modified in the next editions, he added.
The corrections include fixing up the blunders in the famous rhyme "Adarsha Chhele" written by Kusumkumari Das in the "Bangla" textbook of Class-III and name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's mother in the Class-III "Introduction to Bangladesh and World" textbook.
Although different quarters pointed out various errors in both primary and secondary level textbooks, the NCTB top bosses said they did not find any error in Secondary Level textbooks.
One NCTB official, requesting anonymity, said a panel was formed to find out the errors after they surfaced on the social media.
 "The list was made following recommendations of the panel which the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education took long time to approve," he said.
In the wake of widespread criticism over some embarrassing blunders in school textbooks, NCTB formed a review committee in January to find out and then correct the mistakes.
Soon after the government started distributing some 36.21 crore copies of textbooks among 4.26 crore students of Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary students on January 1, a sizeable number of errors and anomalies, including spelling mistakes, wrong arrangements of paragraphs and omission of articles, hit newspaper headlines. The issue also triggered a firestorm of protests on social media platforms, but general people showed no headache.

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