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Prof. Zaki Imam

I completed my B.Sc( Hons) and M.Sc in Mathematics from the Department of Mathematics of Dhaka University. My professional career started with the position of Lecturer (Mathematics) in Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) General Education Cadre. I started my Government Job as a Lecturer of Mathematics in Sadat College, Korotia, Tangail. As a professional degree I completed Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) from University of Dhaka and Master of Arts in Education (MA in Education) from the University of the Philippines.

I had been employed   in different positions under Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh for 29   years until my retirement with the position of Director (Administration and Finance), National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM). During my jobs in NAEM, I was responsible for Finance Control, Budgeting and Administration. Apart from these, I also acted as the Course Advisor of Foundation Training Course (FTC) of BCS Gen. Edu. Cadre Officials, Senior Staff Course on Educational Management (SSCEM) for Professors, Principals of Government Colleges, Advance Course on Educational Management (ACEM) for Assistant & Associate Professors of Government Colleges, Leadership Training for Headmasters, Supers of Madrashas. I played a vital role as a member of Board of Directors in formulating and finalizing policy on different issues for smooth operation of NAEM activities.

My Professional experiences with the Ministry of Education (MoE) laid the foundation of my understanding of the whole gamut of the education system. The various positions I hold at the project levels and in the regular functions under MoE gave me first hand experiences in providing quality and adequate education services for different types of stakeholders. I succeeded in achieving strong foundation in Project Management and Implementation through a vast experience of working in foreign aided projects for more than 15 years. I also acquired UN job experiences through working in UNICEF, Bangladesh.

I was contracted with the Teaching Quality Improvement-II (TQI-II) in Secondary Education Project, an ADB-funded project and implemented by Ministry of Education, as the Deputy Team Leader. I led a team of 20 experts comprised of Government Officials, International and National Consultants to ensure time-bound deliverables. I guided PMU and International Consultant to finalize Advocacy   Materials, Quarterly Progress Report of Gender Action Plan, Quarterly Progress Report, Final Report for Lead Consulting Farm (International), Aide Memoire of ADB Review Mission, Project Completion Report for both ADB and Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) of Planning Commission.

I effectively accomplished the responsibility of Officer-in-Charge (Assistant Director) of Training, Management & Operation Unit of TQI-SEP, where I led a team of 6 International Consultants, 10 National Consultants, 10 GoB officials and staffs. During the project cycle of 7 years, about 500,000 (Five hundred thousand) persons received professional development training through its different interventions. TQI-SEP has achieved Annual Performance Recognition Awards for outstanding performance in project implementation for the years 2008 and 2009 by Asian Development Bank. The project has also achieved 2011 Best Project Team Award for Significant Contributions to Improvement in Secondary Education by ADB.

I acquired a vast knowledge on curriculum and material development, assessment of student learning achievement, monitoring curriculum implementation etc. through my working tenure (1994-2003) in National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB). The knowledge and the skills achieved through different national and international trainings guided me in producing research publications.

Research Work

I worked as the coordinator of the following research projects, done by NCTB & supported by UNICEF, Bangladesh:

  • Monitoring & Evaluation of Curriculum Implementation in Grade-I, Grade I-II, Grade I, II & III and Grade III, IV & V during 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1995 respectively (UNICEF assisted study), National Curriculum and Textbook Board, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

I worked as a team- member of the following research projects:

  • A Pilot Study Towards Formulating Guidelines for Curriculum Development of Satellite Schools. (The study conducted by NCTB)
  • Review and Analysis of Education and Teachers’ Training Curricula at Primary and Secondary Formal Education System in Bangladesh, (The study conducted by sight savers, Bangladesh) 


  • Continuous Pupil Assessment for Grade III to V: 
  • Paper presented during the Human Resource Development Program on Evaluation, Testing and Research Methods from 16/02/94 to 09/03/94, in National Academy for Primary Education organized by National Curriculum and Textbook Board in collaboration with UNESCO/UNDP.
  • Population Education in Bangladesh:
  • Paper presented during the Short-term Training Program on Population Education for Iranian Educators, organized by the College of Education, University of the Philippines


  • Gannet Eak (Mathematics One) : Secondary School Certificate Program, Open School, Bangladesh Open University, January 1995.
  • Function: Linear and Quadratic: Module developed during the Fellowship Program in the Philippines (07/08/1991 to 28/11/1991), published by the Institute for Sciences and Mathematics Education Development (ISMED), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines
  • Phase Study of Scattering Amplitudes at Higher Energy: A research paper by Dr. Hasna Banu, Zaki Imam and Zohara Khatun, published in the Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences No. 2, Volume II, December, 1987. University of Dhaka.
  • Mathematics Test Item Booklet for Grade III: NCTB, 1996.
  • M-learn lessons learnt: Bangladesh perspective; Q Science Proceedings: vol 2013;; 12th World Conference on Mobile & Contextual Learning hosted by College of the North Atlantic- Qatar, Oct 21- Oct 23, 2013.
  • Analyzing the Effectiveness of Training Programs of BCS Administration Academy: Prospects and Challenges: Shah Md. Azimul Ehsan, Zaki Imam, Journal of Public Administration and Governance, Vol 10, No 4(2020), published by Macrothink Institute, Las Vegas, USA

In my professional sector, I had attended special trainings (national and international) in the areas of Teacher’s Training, Curriculum and Material development, Population Education, Inclusive Education, Public-Private Partnership, Student assessment from the Philippines, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia and UK respectively.

  • Philippines
  • University of the Philippines.
  • Fellowship Program on Curriculum   Development and Teachers Training Methods for Bangladeshi Educators (Secondary level)
  • Melbourne, Australia 
  • Melbourne University                                                                                                                                       
  • Assessment Research Center, Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne,
  • Training Program on Students Assessment System for Bangladeshi Officials,  
  • Bhutan: Study Tour
  • New Zealand                                                                                                                                                  
  • College of Education, Canterbury University
  • Training Program on School Leadership for Bangladeshi Officials.
  •  Study Tour on Public Private Partnership 
  • Malaysia                                                                                                                                                                          
  • Utara University                                                                                                                                  
  • Training Program on Inclusive Education Assessment and Practice in Secondary Schools
  • Study Tour on Public Private Partnership  
  • Nottingham, UK                                                            
  • National College, Nottingham, UK
  • International Conference on Leadership in Birmingham & Nottingham, Organized by National College, Nottingham, UK.
  • Nepal                                                                                                                               
  • South Asia Regional Conference on Schools Quality Assurance

My deep understanding of socio-cultural-economic milieu of Bangladesh both in the urban and rural settings coupled with my capabilities in networking, coordinating with stakeholders, monitoring and mentoring, planning, ICT competence and deep sense of commitment and dedication   are the key pillars of my professional strength.