More trust in government educational institutions: Education Minister. In most cases, people’s confidence in government educational institutions is very high, said Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni. Dipu Moni. “Many people say that the quality of education in private educational institutions is good. Everyone is eager for admission there. I’ll give you a little information. The admission trade, the admission war, and the method of admission in the lottery were introduced to eliminate them.
This year, 2 lakh 76 thousand have applied for 9 lakh 25 thousand 780 seats in private educational institutions. And the number of seats in government educational institutions was 1 lakh 7 thousand 907. 5 lakh 34 thousand students have applied. A handful of educational institutions take the country’s best talents. But in most cases, the trust in government educational institutions is very high.
He said this while speaking as the chief guest at the official release ceremony of the South Asia and Bangladesh part of the ‘Global Education Monitoring Report 2022’ at a city hotel on Monday.
The minister also said that private educational institutions in Bangladesh are set up and managed privately. But 80 percent of the country’s educational institutions are run under the patronage of the government. The government has no financial involvement with 20 percent of the country’s educational institutions. However, the infrastructure of the institution, the recruitment of teachers, the training of teachers, scholarships to students, stipends, and books – everything is given by the government.
The minister said there are 20,000 educational institutions under the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education. Of these, about 17,000 have been included in the MPO. There are only 1,914 non-MPO. In the last three years, 5,500 educational institutions (general, madrasas, and technical) have been included in the MPO. A big investment has been planned till 2031.
The education minister said in collaboration with the ICT Ministry, it has been planned to provide an internet connection to most of the educational institutions by the end of this year.
Rasheda K Chowdhury, a former adviser to the caretaker government, and Prof Nehal Ahmed, director general of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education, were present as special guests. Brac Chairman Hossain Zillur Rahman presided over the function while Professor Dr Manzoor Ahmed of the Institute of Educational Development department of BRAC University presented the Bangladesh Background Study of the report. Safi Rahman Khan, Director, of Education Skill Development and Migration, BRAC delivered the welcome speech.