Bangladesh’s education rate increased to 74.70%
Bangladesh’s education rate increased. At present this rate is 74.7 percent in the whole country. Various steps have been taken to increase it. In 2005 this number was 53.5%.
State Minister for Primary and Mass Education at a press conference on Sunday (September 6). Zakir Hossain said these things.
The state minister said International Literacy Day will be observed across the country on 8 September.
International Literacy Day was observed for the first time on September 8, 1991 at the initiative of UNESCO.
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman observed this day for the first time in 1972 in independent Bangladesh.
Following this, the government has been celebrating International Day every year. This year’s theme is ‘Cowid-19 Crisis: Changing Learning-Teaching Strategies in Literacy Education and the Role of Educators’.
However, due to the current Corona situation, all the events of the day will be done domestically in compliance with the hygiene rules, he said.
The state minister said about 18 million people have been brought under literacy from 1999 to 2001 through various programs under the Bureau of Non-Formal Education.
At present people are being brought under literacy through several projects. At present Bangladesh’s education rate is 74.7 percent in the whole country. In 2005 this number was 53.5%.
Basic Literacy Project (64 districts): Through this program, literacy knowledge is being imparted to 15 to 45 lakh illiterate people in 250 Upazilas selected in 64 districts of the country.
In the first phase of this project, 23 lakh 59 thousand 441 illiterates have been provided literacy through 135 Upazila Learning Centers.
Non-formal primary education for dropouts: Many children are still not coming to school due to poverty, backwardness, child labor, geographical barriers etc.
To ensure primary education of these children through non-formal education system, 1 million children will be provided non-formal primary education.