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National Academy for Educational Management


National Academy for Educational Management (naem) was established in July 1991 as an apex institute for giving training and undertaking research on educational planning and management. After the partition of bengal in 1947, some educationists were given the responsibility of preparing a plan called Reorganising Education by the then Pakistan government, with the goal of restructuring the education system at all levels. The East Pakistan Education Extension Centre was established in 1959 mainly to implement the education reorganization project. The campus of this centre was set up in 1962 by the side of present-day dhaka college. After independence (1972), the Education Extension Centre was renamed as Bangladesh Education Extension and Research Institute (BEERI) in 1975.

NAEM Bhavan

The National Institute of Educational Administration, Management and Research (NIEMAR) was established in January 1981 with the objective of imparting short term training on educational administration and management to senior officials engaged in educational administration. But NIEMAR did not get the chance to play its role as a distinct institute for long. That was because, the National Institute of Educational Administration, Extension and Research was constituted in July 1982 by merging the Beeri and Niemar. Present NAEM is an outcome from restructuring the areas of work of erstwhile Niemar.

Objectives  NAEM’s goals and objectives include: i) Development, direction and coordination of various training courses on educational management and planning; ii) Providing advisory and supervisory services to education managers and planners; iii) Extending consultative and supervisory services to those educational institutions who wants to conduct training activities in their own mode; and iv) Extending cooperation to national and international institutions and agencies in implementing similar programmes.

Administrative Structure  NAEM is an affiliated organisation of the Ministry of Education, run by a 14-member Board of Governors. The Education Minister is the chairperson of the board, the Education Secretary is vice-chairman and the Director General of NAEM is the member-secretary. The Director General is the executive head of the organisation. The administrative and academic programmes of NAEM are implemented through four departments. These departments are: planning and development; training and implementation; research and documentation; and, administration and finance. There are four Directors, seven Deputy Directors and sixteen Assistant Directors for the four departments of NAEM. Besides, there are additional 11 officers and 111 employees under the revenue and development budgets, including Senior Librarian, Computer Programmer, Medical Officer, Registrar, Librarian, Accounts Officer, Documentation Officer, Assistant Registrar, Computer Supervisor and two physical education trainers.

Training Programmes under NAEM Foundation course: 2/4 month long course for the officers of BCS general and technical education cadres; Education research methodology course: 1 month long course for officers belonging to BCS general and technical education cadres; Education planning and development course: 1 month long course for assistant professors and officers of equivalent status; Educational administration and management: 3-weeks course for the principals of colleges and senior madrasahs; Educational administration course: 3-week long course for the headmasters; Library planning and management course: 2-week long course for the college librarians; Educational administration and management refreshers’ course: 2-week long course for headmasters; Computer application training course: 2-weeks course for the officers and employees of different offices; TOT course: 2-weeks course for the officials of NAEM, HSTTI, BMTTI, TTC and other institutions; Secretarial science and office management course: 2-week long course for the HSC level teachers; Communicative English course: 2-week long course for HSC level teachers; Subject-based pedagogic course: 1-week long course for teachers of different levels; Communicative English course: 2-week long course for secondary level teachers; Computer Application course: 2-weeks course for college lecturers and education ministry officials; Computer application training course: 2-weeks course for teachers of different schools; Office management training course: 2-weeks course for the officials of education ministry; Project management training course: 2-weeks course for the officials of education ministry; Satellite training course: 2-week long course for the teachers of rural townships; Advanced course in educational management: 6-week long course for the associate professors and equivalent officers; Senior staff course: meant for the principals and professors of different institutions. [Ramdulal Roy]