Education budget

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

Transforming education beyond words and tokenism

Bangladesh is lagging behind its neighbours with smaller GDP sizes when it comes to education spending.

June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

Education in budget 2022-23: Small mercies and dashed hopes

Educators and concerned citizens have been urging a major increase in public allocation for the education sector.

June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys

The allocation for education in the proposed budget for FY2022-23 leaves a lot to be desired.

June 9, 2022
June 9, 2022

Education budget only 1.83% of GDP

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).

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Of public schools and their woes

As the new fiscal year is set to begin, will the state of public schools remain unchanged?

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

New Education Budget: To fit the purpose

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.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Education gets a big boost

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.

May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016

Why is the education budget not larger?

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?

July 9, 2015
July 9, 2015

Education: Not a Commodity

Finance Minister Abdul Muhith desperately wants to break out of the six percent growth trap and he seems to believe that this can be done with a larger budget.

June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015

Education budget lamentable

It is no wonder that Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid is lamenting the poor budgetary allocation for his ministry, with only Tk. 4000 crore allocated for educational development purposes, while other ministries have been given Tk. 16,000 crore to realise their development objectives.