Primary, secondary, and tertiary education in Bangladesh: Achievements and challenges Book Chapter

Kono, H, Sawada, Y, Shonchoy, AS. (2017). Primary, secondary, and tertiary education in Bangladesh: Achievements and challenges . 135-149. 10.1007/978-3-319-63838-6_7

cited authors

  • Kono, H; Sawada, Y; Shonchoy, AS

fiu authors

abstract

  • This chapter presents an overview of the achievements and challenges of the education sector in Bangladesh, ranging from the elementary to tertiary levels. While achievements have been made in education quantity improvements and in narrowing the gender gap, Bangladesh still needs significant improvement in education quality and performance. The current shortcomings arise from various issues, including school dropouts due to seasonality and academic calendar mismatch with the farming calendar, the low quality of teaching and learning, inadequate technical and vocational training. A pronounced female dropout rate-especially at the upper secondary level-may be attributed to early teenage marriage and low labor market opportunity. For improving access to tertiary education for rural and poor households, it is critical to increase the capacity of the universities.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9783319638379

start page

  • 135

end page

  • 149