Towards a Better Education System in Bangladesh

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Towards a Better Education System in Bangladesh: From Traditional to Modernity.

Written By
Md. Moynul Haque
Research Assistant
Bangladesh Enterprise Institute

There is a pressing need for the structural changes of age-old system of education in Bangladesh. It requires the priority attention of the citizen in general and government in particular. Bangladesh education system traversed a long way of shadow myth in its curriculum adopted by the three phases of its era: the design of the British type education, the then East Pakistan period education system and finally four tire of obsolete education. Mention here that for the increasing demand of human resource Bangladesh do not appeared to have skilled manpower lack of technological as well as value oriented education system. In this backdrop, I want to think a better education system which goes with the flow of our current needs and demands.

Present Scenario of Education

Bangladesh has gone through a series of commission to establish an all-accepted education system viz; Hamudur Rahman commission in 1964, then Noor commission, and Dr. Kudrat-E- Khuda commission (though it was not implemented). Recently, a draft education policy 2009 has been designed for the structural change of the education system of Bangladesh. Unavoidably this policy should emphasized on the fundamental changes of our education system through the creation of new generation who are dynamic, sophisticated (technologically savvy), have strong ethics and morality etc.

In order to make digital Bangladesh viable, a education system is necessary which is corruption-free and modern, ideal and moral. Present state of education system in Bangladesh is quite unsatisfactory. The methodological problem, lack of proper safety, abuse of brain resource etc. creates apathy among the students to take part in education. The rate of drop out at primary level is not proportionate to the expected rate. The poor scene is also...
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