This number has increased by 26.1 percent from 2007, where literacy rates were measured at 46.66 percent. The proposal will soon be sent to the Cabinet Division for approval. Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. Grameenphone:Type START BR and send SMS it to 22222, Robi:Type START BR and send SMS it to 2222, Banglalink:Type START BR and send SMS it to 2225. Children learn their mother tongue and acquire some broken Bangla before being acquainted with the official Bangla language and the English language via text books at school. We have made some progress. Around 26 percent of adults in Bangladesh are still illiterate though the ruling Awami League in its 2008 election manifesto had promised to eradicate illiteracy from the country by 2014. Data Briefs. Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on December 7, 2019, Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) - thematic map - World Bank indicator, Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above) - country comparison - World Bank indicator, School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education). There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Assuming power in 2009, the AL-led government planned to take up two Tk 3,000-crore projects and sought assistance from donors.

Unless otherwise specified, all rates are based on the most common definition - the ability to read and write at a specified age. “We have some plans. The BNFE didn’t take up any major programme with focus on reducing illiteracy during the tenure of the BNP-led government. Literacy Rates on the Rise.

Following this report, literacy continued to gain momentum and over three decades later, Bangladesh has reached an adult literacy rate of 61.6 percent, according to UNESCO data. Literacy Rates on the Rise.

If you continue to navigate this website beyond this page, cookies will be placed on your browser. “Donors hardly show any interest in financing the initiatives for reducing illiteracy due to mismanagement in previous projects,” said Manzoor Ahmed, professor emeritus at BRAC University. But the literacy rate for people aged 15 and above stands at 73.9 percent, shows Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2018 released by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics in May. He further said, “The government didn’t take proper initiatives to achieve the target.”. Of what value is primary school completion? The literacy rate has reached 74 percent… Isn’t it a success?” Akram asked. Illiteracy rate will drop rapidly in the next five years.”. But in 2003, the then BNP government discontinued the project over allegations of irregularities. Literacy rate, adult female (% of females ages 15 and above), Literacy rate, adult total (% of people ages 15 and above), Literacy rate, youth (ages 15-24), gender parity index (GPI), Literacy rate, youth male (% of males ages 15-24), Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24), Literacy rate, youth female (% of females ages 15-24), Trained teachers in primary education (% of total teachers), Persistence to last grade of primary, total (% of cohort), International Comparison Program & Purchasing Power Parity, International Household Survey Network (IHSN), Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building. Expansion of formal education played a vital role in the increase in literacy rate for adults in the last 10 years, she said. In 2014, the AL government took up a Tk 453-crore project under the BNFE with its own funds to make literate 45 lakh people aged between 15 and 45. Find more information on SMS subscription, Bangladeshi teenager signs for Spanish football academy, Assaulting A Navy Officer: Haji Salim’s son Erfan arrested, ‘Navy officer attacked’: Haji Selim’s son Erfan arrested, Those involved in attacking navy officer won’t be spared: home minister, Erfan Salim: Building on father’s murky legacy, Procuring Covid Vaccines: Dhaka scrambles to secure funds, Military-Grade Firearms: Shady import worries cops, Under fire, IPH scraps dress code circular, SSC, HSC Examinees: Special classes likely from next month, Noakhali Gang Rape: Husband of victim could have been involved, Rohingya crisis: A concern for the region, Violence in Rakhine: India keeps off the Bali declaration.

“At least 20 posts of assistant director[the chief of BNFE office at the district level] are vacant now… Besides, we don’t have any office at the upazila level,” said the official.

“Adult literacy didn’t get due importance in terms of planning and financing,” said Executive Director of Campaign for Popular Education Rasheda K Choudhury.

To learn more about cookies, click here. Learn how the World Bank Group is helping countries with COVID-19 (coronavirus). Definition: This entry includes a definition of literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females.There are no universal definitions and standards of literacy. Educationists have blamed absence of proper planning, lack of will and financing as well as incapacity of implementing agency Bureau of Non-Formal Education (BNFE) for the failure to eradicate illiteracy. Factbook > Countries > Bangladesh > Demographics. The National Education Policy 2010, framed by the AL-led government in 2009, also set a similar target of ensuring 100 percent literacy by the same timeframe. Though the initial situation was bleak, the literacy rates of adults (ages 15 and above) had increased to 29.2 percent by 1981. He said they are now shifting from short-term projects to long-term programmes. The AL-led government in 1997 took up a major project titled “Total Literacy Movement” with state fund of Tk 682.9 crore.

And the implementing agency was the Directorate of Non-Formal Education, they said. This number has increased by 26.1 percent from 2007, where literacy rates were measured at 46.66 percent. “The government activities were solely project-based, which implies that all activities under a project ended when its timeframe expired.”. Primary and Mass Education Secretary Akram-Al-Hossain and BNFE Director General Tapan Kumar Ghosh said they had no problems with planning. Com curadoria dos analistas de dados da Knoema para fornecer indicadores e previsões líderes de curto e longo prazo a partir de fontes confiáveis para cada uma das indústrias cobertas.

Low levels of literacy, and education in general, can impede the economic development of a country in the current rapidly changing, technology-driven world. Asked, Akram said his ministry has taken an initiative to set up BNFE offices in upazilas across the country.

They have also pointed out little interest among donors in financing literacy projects because of mismanagement in the previous projects. This site uses cookies to optimize functionality and give you the best possible experience.