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Tk 53,054 cr allocated for primary, mass and technical education

Published : Thursday, 7 June, 2018 at 3:47 PM Count : 356


Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Thursday proposed an allocation of Tk. 53,054 crore for the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Secondary and Higher Education Division, and Technical and Madrasa Education Division of the Ministry of Education to ensure quality education for all.

This is the second highest allocation in next fiscal year for any particular sector.

Placing the budget in the Parliament, Muhith said,"We have taken initiatives to set up one technical school and college in each of 100 upazila and technical training centres in remaining 389 upazilas."

Alongside, technical and vocational education is popularised by developing infrastructures of the existing training centres, organising short training, teachers’ training and stipend programmes, he said.

Besides, steps have been made to establish four women polytechnic institutes in four divisional headquarters, one girls’ technical school in each divisional headquarters, polytechnic institutes in 23 districts and one engineering college in each administrative division.

"In order to modernise madrasa education, we have taken steps to establish 35 model madrasas and multimedia classrooms in 653 madrasas and introduce honours course in 52 madrasas," Muhith added.



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