Background of Department

  • The Balochistan Textbook Board, Quetta came into existence in August 1972. The Board remained under the Administrative Control of the Education Department Balochistan up to 17th November, 1977
  • Thereafter it was declared an Autonomous Body under the Balochistan Textbook Board Ordinance, 1977, which was amended in 1979

Vision and Mission of Department


  • Balochistan Textbook Board has a vision of Nation building through error free and quality textbooks, prepared on the basses of culture of innovation, which seeks to stimulate the learning of the students and teaching passion of the teachers, which strives to broaden the horizons of learning in order to produce minds, alive to the responsibilities and challenges of life, and also capable of meeting them.
  • In addition to this, BTBB has also vision to prepare quality textbooks that cater to learning needs of the students and assist in their cognitive development and conceptual understanding
  • BTBB has to ensure enhancement of provincial expertise (Authors, Illustrators, Editors and Reviewers) and capacity to review and develop quality textbooks and supplementary learning martial. BTBB has also a vision to provide online free textbooks for E-learning in future.

Mandate and Object of Department


  • The main function of the Board is to implement the Education Policies of the Government in respect of production and publication of error free quality textbooks on affordable price, supplementary material and teaching aids.


  • To review and develop the textbooks in accordance with the National Curricula and National Education Policy.
  • To conduct workshops, seminars for capacity building of textbook writers, authors and reviewers.
  • To provide enriched and research based reference and supporting material, needed comments, views on the National Curricula representing the Balochistan Province.

Development Work of Department

  • Printing and Publication of textbooks from Kachi to XII for the academic year 2015.
  • Printing and Publication of newly developed textbooks meant for phase III for academic year 2015.
  • Printing and Publication of newly developed textbooks for ALP for academic year 2015.
  • Printing and Publication of newly developed textbooks for Mother Tongues (Balochi , Brahui , Pashto , Sindhi, Persian)

Message from Head of Organiztion

At the back drop of 18th Amendment in the constitution of Pakistan to devolve the education to provinces and with introduction of Article 25 A, it necessitated to review and revisit the approaches for the promotion of quality education. Bureau of Curriculum and Extension Centre Balochistan being an organ of education department government of Balochistan has a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of education

BOC & EC foresee as a centre of quality of control through development of research based output standards and curriculum review with the collaboration of sister organizations that produce quality, innovative and skilled human resources to meet the local and global market needs.

As this directorate has already contributed in developing a guiding document in the form of “Balochistan Education Sector Plan” with all other thematic groups, it is too being ensured that same contribution will continue with all stakeholders to ensure provision of quality education at each level.

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