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3. Quality Education
Bangladesh made remarkable achievements over the past decade by ensuring access to education at all levels and especially for girls. Radical changes have taken place in education system during the successive tenures of Awami League government. National policies and resources are directed towards ensuring access, retention, inclusivity and quality education in all the levels of education. The budgetary allocation for education was recorded at $ 6.1 billion for the fiscal year 2016-17 that is 14.40 percent of the total budget. There has been a steady rise in allocation for the sector in the last 9 years.
3.1 Quality Education: The
Top Priority
In order to ensure quality education, the government continues with some programs that include free distribution of textbooks and learning materials, appointment of teachers construction and reconstruction of schools, colleges and training institutes, improved teacher education and strong monitoring and supervision.
Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME) currently run several programmes/proj- ects i.e. Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP III), Secondary Educa- tion Quality Improvement Program (SEQIP), Teaching Quality Improvement (TQI–II), Secondary Education Sector Investment Programme (SESIP), Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) to raise the standard of educa- tion.
3.2 ICT and IT Based Education
Government is firm on its resolve to make the country’s education system completely based on technology. It envisions the country as a future leader of ICT driven knowledge-based world. Due emphasis is given on efficient and effective use of modern technology in education. Some major steps helped in making education digitized in all the regions of Bangladesh.
3.3 Promoting Inclusive Education
National education policies and education
system are now more responsive to the education needs of youths of diverse cultural, social, physical and intellectual backgrounds. Students with disabilities, special needs and backward communities are getting access and education in main- stream schools. Students of backward communities like dalit, bede, horijan receive monthly stipend as incentive for education.
5 ethnic communities
(Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Sadri and Garo) received textbooks written in their mother tongues
9,703 copies of Braille textbooks were distributed among 12,100 visually impaired students in academic year 2017
21000 students with disability received stipend each month since 2015
Education and rehabilitation facilities created for differently abled youths in every districts

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