The Bangladesh Vocational Education and Training System: an Assessment

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THE BANGLADESH VOCATIONAL
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
SYSTEM: AN ASSESSMENT

Human Development Unit
South Asia Region
The World Bank
November 2006

Document of The World Bank

Abbreviations and Acronyms
ANTA
BANBEIS
BBS
BGMEA
BIFT
BKMEA
BOI
BPTA
BTEB
BTMEA
BTVET
BUET
CGA
CIMO
CSDC
CVE
DipTech
DipVoc
DSHE
DTE
GoB
HRD
HRDF
HSC
HSC (BM)
HSC (Voc)
IGA
ILO
IMC
ITI
LFP
MAWTS
MoA
MoE
MoEWOE
MoF
MoLM
MoYS
MPO
MTBF
NCSDT
NGO
NSPR

Australian National Training Authority
Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information System
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer's and Exporter's Association BGMEA Institute of Fashion Technology
Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturer and Exporter's Association
Board of Investment
Bangladesh Polytechnic Teacher's Association
Bangladesh Technical Education Board
Bangladesh Textile Manufacturer and Exporter's Association
Board of Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Comptroller of General Accounts
Integral Quality and Modernization Program of Mexico
Chittagong Skills Development Center
Certificate in Vocational Education
Diploma in Technical Education
Diploma in Vocational Education
Directorate of Higher Secondary Education
Directorate of Technical Education
Government of Bangladesh
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development Fund
Higher Secondary Certificate
Higher Secondary Certificate (Business Management)
Higher Secondary Certificate (Vocational)
Income Generation Activities
International Labor Organization
Institute Management Committee
Industrial Training Institute
Labor Force Participation
Mirpur Agriculture Workshop and Training School
Ministry of Agriculture
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Labor and Manpower
Ministry of Youth and Sport
Monthly Pay Order
Mid Term Budgetary Framework
National Council for Skill Development and Training
Non Government Organization
Bangladesh’s National Strategy for Accelarated Poverty Reduction

NSS (Basic)
PSDC
RMP
RPL
RTC
SAARC
SDF
SSC
SSC (Voc)
TAC
TSC
TTC
TTTC
TVD
TVET
TVHD
UNICEF
VET
VGD
VTTI

National Skills Standard (Basic)
Penang Skills Development Center
Rural Maintenance Program
Recognition or Prior Learning
Rural Training Centers (administered by MoYS)
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
Singapore Skills Development Fund
Senior Secondary Certificate
Senior Secondary Certificate (Vocational)
Trade Advisory Committee
Technical Scholl and College
Technical Training Center
Technical Teacher's Training Center
Technical and Vocational Diploma
Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Technical and Vocational Higher Diploma
United Nations Children's Fund
Vocational Education and Training
Vulnerable Group Development
Vocation Teacher's Training Institute

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
We would like to thank officials in the Government of Bangladesh, particularly the Ministry of Education (MoE), Department of Technical Education (DTE) and Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) for their valuable comments and advice. This report was prepared by a team composed of Amit Dar, Alan Abrahart, Shaikh Ahmed, Syed Rashed Al-Zayed, Qaiser Khan, Yaniv Stopnitzky, Yevgeniva Savachenko, and Hong Tan. Bertha Mburugu and Nazma Sultana assisted in the administrative aspects and editing of the report. The report was prepared under the overall guidance of Julian Schweitzer (Sector Director, SASHD), Michelle Riboud (Sector Manager, Education, SASHD), Mansoora Rashid (Sector Manager, Social Protection, SASHD), and Christine Wallich (Country Director, Bangladesh).

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Contents
INTRODUCTION......................................................................................................................................... I EXECUTIVE SUMMARY...
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