Spending in education to rise
The government has proposed raising allocation in the education sector by 17 percent to Tk 61,118 crore in the budget for the next fiscal year compared to the revised allocation in the outgoing fiscal year.
In his budget proposals placed in parliament today, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal set aside an allocation of Tk 37,077 crore for the education ministry and another Tk 24,041 crore for primary and mass education ministry.
"With the aim of creating skilled human resource, targets have been set for the overall improvement of education, reducing discrimination in education, achieving quality, excellence, and expansion of education," he said in his budget speech.
He said Bangladesh achieved a great success in enrolling students both at primary and secondary levels maintaining gender parity.
"Now, the main challenge for us is to improve the quality of education and expand primary education," he said.