BSS-45 Gender parity in education achieved: Nahid





Gender parity in education achieved: Nahid

DHAKA, Oct 25, 2018 (BSS) – Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said gender parity in the education sector has been achieved as a result of sincere efforts of the present government.

Bangladesh has achieved an impressive progress in ensuring access to and attaining gender parity at the primary and secondary levels, he told a function at the Home Economic College in the city, an official release said.

Secretary of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Division Md Sohrab Hossain, teachers and officials, among others, addressed the function with Principal of the college Prof Ismat Rumana in the chair.

He said, “A significant change has been brought about in female education through its expansion as the government has ensured facilities, including financial assistances, to boost female education.” Now both male and female students are equally advancing in the education sector, he also added.

Nahid said “In 2009, there was only one percent student enrolment in the technical education, but current enrolment rate in technical education is 14 percent.”

“We are promoting knowledge-based education to develop skilled manpower to build Bangladesh as a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041,” he said.

According to the 2015 statistic of Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (BANBEIS), percentage of girl students at the primary level is 51 while the rate of male students is 49.

At the secondary level, enrolment rate of girl students is 53 percent while male students 47 percent. The number of girl students is also higher compared to male ones at the madrasa education with 54 percent enrolment, BANBEIS added.