Today, students are still subjected to, more or less, the same so-called education that we or our seniors experienced.
Bangladesh is lagging behind its neighbours with smaller GDP sizes when it comes to education spending.
Educators and concerned citizens have been urging a major increase in public allocation for the education sector.
The allocation for education in the proposed budget for FY2022-23 leaves a lot to be desired.
The allocation for the education sectors in the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year of 2022-23 has reduced in terms of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
As the new fiscal year is set to begin, will the state of public schools remain unchanged?
The Tk. 49,000 crore or US$ 6.3 billion allocated for education, when divided by the estimated 40 million students in the country, amounts to Tk. 12,000 per student public spending for a year or about US$ 150 on average for all levels of education.
The government broke with its tradition in education by boosting the allocation 32 percent year-on-year to Tk 49,009 crore for the next fiscal year.
On average, a teacher handles 50 students, when it should be no more than 30. Can it be denied that much more should be spent on primary education and at other stages of education?