Education is the backbone of sustainable development. Education stimulates and empowers people to participate in their own development. A plan for sustainable development must address the issue of education because it plays a critical role not only in expanding further educational opportunities, but also in fostering basic intellectual abilities such as literacy that are crucial to success in a world where power is closely linked with knowledge. Primary education must receive a great amount of attention in developing nations for this reason.
In Bangladesh the expansion of primary education is crucial, just as it is in other developing nations within South Asia and beyond. Bangladesh’s low literacy rate of 39% is one of the many low development indicators that remind us how far our nation has yet to go in its pursuit of sustainable development. Primary education has been a priority in Bangladeshi politics since independence from Pakistan in 1971: basic measures to implement universal primary education were taken from the outset. However up until recent times, enrollment, as well as government spending on the education sector, has remained very low; little progress was seen in the primary education sector throughout the 1970s and 80s.
EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURE OF BANGLADESH
THE PRESENT EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURE OF BANGLADESH | Age | Grade | | 26+ | | | 25+ | XX | | Ph. D(Engr) | Ph.D(Medical) | | 24+ | XIX | | | Ph. D | PostMBBS Dipl | | | | Ph. D (Education) | | 23+ | XVIII | | M.Phil | | M.Phil(Medical | | | | | | 22+ | XVII | MA/MSc/MCom/MSS/MBA | LLM | M B B S BDS | MSc(Engr) | MSc.(Agr) | | MBA | M.Ed & M A(Edn) | MFA | MA(LSc) | | 21+ | XVI | Bachelor (Hons) | Masters (Prel) | LLB(Hons) | BSc.Eng BSc.Agr BSc.Text BSc.Leath | BSc.Eng | BSc (Tech.Edn) | | BBA | B.Ed Dip.Ed & BP ED | | Dip.(LSc) | Kami | 20+ | XV | | Bachelor (Pass) |