All the children of Bangladesh are supposed to receive full free education up to secondary level. But the actual scenario is quite different, especially children from poorer households both in rural and urban areas are not getting the minimum level of education for many reasons. Strong education policy, Infrastructure development, modernized education system, skill-based learning process, budget on education, qualitative teacher recruitments, etc. are the measures for improving education are suggested by the many organizations. According to Directorate of Primary Education(DPE) Bangladesh has one of the largest primary education systems in the world consisting of almost 10 million school-aged students. We believe that education removes the darkness of the mind. That is why each and every child should get excellent education irrespective of all socio-economic status to cause only education can make a difference.
Lack of qualified teachers and poor school facilities in terms of the number of schools, classrooms, libraries and playgrounds are responsible for poor quality education at primary schools in Bangladesh. According to a recent report of DPE 6,300 primary schools around the country do not have a headmaster and teacher student’s ratio is 53:1. The basic fundamentals of education are it’s an equal right for all, everyone should get proper education regardless of their socio-economic status. A teacher is one of the most important parts of schooling so he or she should create a level playing field where every student will get the same and proper opportunity. Discrimination in every stage of education must be removed. Teaching methods of our education system is problematic so I think a teacher must emphasize the teaching method focused on classroom interaction instead of age-old methods of delivering only lectures. In our schooling system more or less we see the teachers, especially from primary school, are practising power with the students. The teacher students power relationship should be turned into a mutually cooperative and friendly environment so that they can achieve the ultimate goal they desired. Above all teaching is not a job it’s a responsibility so a teacher should keep in mind this moral ethics before entering this great profession.
There are lots of organization who is working for child education in Bangladesh. Along with government different NGOs and NPOs are working to alleviate educational inequalities. UNICEF, World Bank, Teach for Bangladesh, Brac, etc. initiated many programs for increasing the quality of education in both primary and secondary level of our country. To reduce educational inequality and disparity in specific schools or institution they are trying to provide dynamic leaders to bring innovation in our education system. The government is also taking some serious measures to make education free for all. To increase the number of children in the school primary education is made compulsory for all. To improve girl’s education special stipend program has been improvised up to secondary level. World Bank assisted Female Secondary School Assistance Program(SAP) since 1994. Asian Development Bank assisted Secondary Education Development Project(SEDP) since 1993. All of these projects contributed to the government in the education sector by improving the quality of education, improved gender equity in primary level to the secondary school level etc. Our education system should be redesigned with the demand of global demand. Moreover, our education is producing unskilled educated labour which could not be able to contribute to our economy. To convert these huge highly educated unemployed labour into asset we should initiate a skilled based education program which made skilled labour for both the local and global market. Information and communication technology-driven program should be added to our education system. The budget on education should be increased to expand education in every corner of the country.
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