Irregularities and corruption in every step of Text book printing : TIB
Irregularities and corruptions are happening in manuscript making, printing and distribution process of primary to secondary level textbook publication process which is meant to distribute free for students.
The information came in through a research performed by Transparency International Bangladesh-TIB. The findings were revealed in a press conference at TIB’s Dhanmondi office in the capital on Monday. Researcher Morsheda Akter upheld the irregularity and corruption research theorem.
TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman, Advisor Dr. Sumaiya Khayer, Director Mohammad Rafiqul Hasan and Senior Program Manager Shahjada M Akram were present on the occasion.
The research of the organization says, the manuscript formulation process of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board-NCTB is not clear. Manuscripts are not being written in the right way. There are lack of capability and professional efficiency in manuscript formulation. There is also ideological influence in the manuscript. Moreover corruption and irregularities are prevailing in the publication process.
The research findings also say, book distribution process was not done timely due to improper supervision activity.
It also says, irregularities are happening in textbook printing process. A certain quarter of NCTB officials informed the estimated price of printing to several organizations before the tender notice. Later the organizations after mutual agreement within themselves submit the tender papers.
The TIB report also suggested some recommendations to solve the problems.