Family spending on education: low allocation may not ensure quality education

The most worrying fact revealed in the report is that Bangladesh tops the South Asian countries in terms of families spending money in the field of education. It was also found that private educational institutions charge nine times more fees than government institutions. Private tuition was less popular earlier. This practice was completely absent in […]

Never ending education projects: why no action against those responsible

Former education secretary Nazrul Islam Khan blamed the project director’s lack of experience and lack of action against those responsible for such a situation. This may be partially true. This is more likely to happen if the project director is appointed on the basis of seniority, not merit and experience. Apart from the Project Director, […]

Government is thinking about free internet for students

Present global pandemic has paralyzed the education system. All educational institutes are closed. Some schools and private universities have tried to continue academic activities through online video conferencing. Bangladesh government has arranged classes through the state owned television which has terrestrial transmission facility. But many rural families don’t have any television so they are not […]

Covid 19 pandemic may increase child marriage in Bangladesh

Like all other sectors, education sector is also going to suffer because of the present covid-19 pandemic. In a joint research report two non-government research organizations Power & Participation Research Center and BRAC Institute of Governance & Development has expressed concern about education crisis among poor, especially education for children from low income families. According […]