National University To Introduce New Curriculum

National University || File Photo

National University || File Photo

The National University (NU) is changing it's curriculum. The university administration is going to change the traditional system and create a skill-based and employment-oriented curriculum in line with various developed countries. Curriculum for degree, honors and masters level is being revised. The authorities have already started working on the field level to update the honors level education system.

31 workshops are being conducted in different regions of the country to modernize the curriculum of 31 honors level subjects. Workshops are being organized by teams of experienced and skilled teachers from 31 reputed colleges. Teams are sent by national universities to supervise and coordinate the workshops. University authorities are organizing day-long workshops for college teachers to get a proper idea about teaching experience and what kind of curriculum can be suitable for students, how teachers can teach the class properly.

In this regard, National University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Moshiur Rahman said, 'Through this initiative, the long-standing desire of National University students to be taught in the new curriculum will be fulfilled. At the same time initiatives have been taken to launch a separate Learning Management System (LMS).'

Sociologist Moshiur Rahman also said, 'In this curriculum, initiatives have been taken to strengthen the inter-relationship between industry and academia. A software and its content will be developed by separate LMS based on the new curriculum. Students can easily access learning resources on various subjects online through their digital devices.'

As decided by the University Grants Commission, Bangladesh Accreditation Council and BNQF, the new syllabus will be of at least 132 credits in each subject. History of development of Bangladesh, English, ICT, soft skills will be compulsory subjects in the new syllabus for students of all levels. 20 short courses have been selected, of which 1 to 2 will be added subject-wise.

For this purpose, 10 experienced and skilled teachers who teach honors in the same subject in a specific college in different areas of the country are participating in the workshop, which is coordinated by a subject-oriented teacher of the National University, in order to take the opinion of grassroot level teachers. A high-level representative from the university is sent to supervise each workshop.

As part of 31 workshops, workshops on History of Islam at Rajshahi College, Management and Zoology were held at Rajshahi New Govt College last Sunday (September 17). National University Vice-Chancellor Moshiur Rahman was the chief guest in these workshops. The Vice-Chancellor listened to everyone's opinion and gave a directive speech. A workshop on culture will be held at Tungipara Sheikh Mujibur Rahman College on Monday. There will be a workshop on Political Science and Sociology at Sylhet MC College on September 24.

On August 27, the first workshop on English was held at Brajlal (BL) College, Khulna and Accountancy at Azam Khan Commerce College. National University Treasurer Professor Abdus Salam Howlader supervised these two issues. On August 28, workshops were held on History at Brajmohan (BM) College, Barisal, Botany at Anand Mohan College, Mymensingh, and Social Work at Sheikh Borhanuddin College, Dhaka. On September 10, workshops were held on Economics at Bogra Azizul Haque College and Chemistry and Arabic at Rangpur Carmichael College. On September 12, Faridpur Rajendra College, Bengali, September 13, Comilla Victoria College, Mathematics, Noakhali Government College, Islam Education, Dhaka, Tejgaon College, Finance and Banking. University Vice-Chancellor Professor Nizamuddin Ahmed supervised the workshop at Tejgaon College, Dhaka. On September 16, a workshop was held on Psychology at Mohammadpur Women's College, Alhaj Maqbul Hossain College on Geography.

After completing the workshops, the university authorities will organize some more workshops at the national level. After that again taking the opinion and suggestions of the expert committee members, the syllabus development program will be finalized. Later it will be printed in book form and distributed to all teachers and students. 2 thousand 257 public and private colleges of the country are affiliated to the National University. Among them there are 830 honors colleges.

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