During the time of British rule, the establishment of the educational system in Bangladesh started. The education system in cities and towns is commonly better than in rural areas. However, in this post, we will discuss the education system in Bangladesh.
In Bangladesh, there are hundreds of schools, colleges, and universities.
Bangladesh has made outstanding progress in broadening access to education over the last decade. Bangladesh has attained near-universal net primary enrollment in a country of over eighteen million primary school students.
The country has also obtained gender equality in the aspect of the education system. Still, the quality of education in this country remains low. In Bangladesh, most children are not developing fundamental reading fluency. Poor literacy in the early grades also hampers Bangladesh’s economic growth.
The primary education system in Bangladesh:
Bangladesh has attained crucial improvement in primary education in terms of enrolment of the students. The country also has a free distribution of books.
The existing system starts discrimination among the students reading at primary schools. We all know that we have numerous categories of the education system at primary levels. The Bangla medium, English version, English medium, kindergarten, and Madrasa. Among the systems, there is no uniformity.
The students who read in Bangla medium school receive such education which hardly fits the education students get from Madrasa. Moreover, the system of the English version at the primary level is different from the Bengali medium. This is because English medium education emerges from an international curriculum. Yet, for the junior section, limited books on Bangla Language, History, and Culture should be listed in the English medium. It appears that the entire system is very disjointed. Many students who read in primary schools do not get uniform and specific cultural education.
Bangladeshi Education System
In Bangladesh, the education system has three levels. They are primary, secondary, and higher education. Primary and secondary education is both mandatory. The primary system consists of eight years and secondary education consists of four years.
Bangladesh Education system Ranking
In the report of 2017, according to Global Competitiveness, Bangladesh has one of the insufficient quality education systems in the world. Among 138 countries, Bangladesh is 84.
The vocational education system in Bangladesh
For vocational training, Bangladesh depends on numerous engineering colleges and a system of law and
polytechnic colleges. An array of technical colleges gives training to students in areas such as Social welfare, arts, home economics, research, and different aspects of agriculture. To be successful for vocational training, the achievements achieved through a learning-based economy, the labor market, and the battle against social imbalance are needed.
English medium education system in Bangladesh
English medium school is one of the best education systems in Bangladesh. It mainly attends the curriculum of universities in the UK. The English-medium schools instruct the students about their own countries. They can also learn about European History and Literature.
In English Medium, all the textbooks on every subject are in English. In some schools, all subjects are in English except for Bengali and Religious subjects which are in Arabic. In popularity among the rich families, middle class, upper-middle-class, the English medium schools are growing day by day.
The Higher education system in Bangladesh:
The improvement of modern society relies to a large breadth on the standard of higher education. Higher education has tremendous potential to stimulate prosperity in formulated countries. Higher education is one of the vital parts of the education system. The main goals of higher education are to develop modern knowledge, analyze research functions on numerous social and development issues.
Higher education in Bangladesh consists of a three years course or four-year honors course for the bachelor’s degree. For the master’s course, students need two years to complete.
We should unite the numerous types of education methods that exist in our country. We must build a level playing field where every student will get the same and adequate chance. Discrimination in every aspect of education must be reduced. Thus we can remove mental separation from the very onset of their educational life, which can be very hazardous for a nation. By limiting the use of textbooks,
we should abolish memorization practices. We also should prioritize mathematical, technical, scientific education.