COUNTRY REPORT. ON ACCELERATING PROGRESS ON GIRLS’ EDUCATION in BANGLADESH . Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on Education For All, Paris, 22-23 July 2003. Kazi Farid Ahammed Joint Secretary, Development Ministry of Primary & Mass Education Bangladesh. Presented by -. 1. Background.
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ONACCELERATING PROGRESS ON GIRLS’ EDUCATION in BANGLADESH
Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on Education For All, Paris, 22-23 July 2003
Kazi Farid Ahammed
Joint Secretary, Development
Ministry of Primary & Mass Education
Presented by -
1971: On liberation of Bangladesh, literacy rate was 18 % with the female literacy rate of 11 % 1972: Constitution promulgated to ensure:
1) Establishing a uniform, mass-oriented and universal system for free compulsory basic education
2)Relating education to the needs of the society and producing properly trained and motivated citizens to serve those needs; and
1973: - Nationalization of 36,165 primary schools &
- Declaration of 157,724 teachers as governmental employee
1974: - Enactment of the Primary Education Act
- Accepted recommendations of BEC Report which stressed Girls’ education
- Setting up adult education program (11-45 aged group) through GOB & NGOs
1990: - Enactment of the Compulsory Primary Education Law
- Adoption of the Declaration of the EFA as a signatory
2. Major achievements since 1973:
3. Major achievements in Primary Education (1990 – 2002)
4. Analysis and challenges
5. Main innovative GOB&NGOs programmes:
a)Dhaka Ahsania Mission : Alternative Primary School Program : Offers 27 months course assorted in 3 grades of 9 months each. Target group is 8-10 year old.
b)UCEP School : For under-privileged children of the age group 6-14 years. Duration is 7 years consisting both general and technical education.
c)Proshika NFE Program : For 8-11 years old children 3 year course equivalent to 5 years formal primary claimed.
d)The BRAC : Two types of NFE program. One is a 3 year NFE schools for 8-11 years old children and 2 year adolescent schools for 11-14 years old.
e)GOB : Stipend program for poor children, stipend program for all girls’ in HSS, PLCEHD Projects, CEC, URC, ETC.
6.Future plans to reach EFA Goals through DFA to attain gender equality
7) Ensuring the smooth implementation of stipend program for
40% poor primary children and that for secondary education
(???) for ensuring 85% attendance
8) To sustain the policy of employing 60% of female teachers
at primary schools
9) Enhancement of non-formal education for basic literacy and
PLCE to be more relevant to job market demands and
Thank you All