Primary Education Journal
Bangladesh is celebrating its golden jubilee of independence in 2021. This South Asian country has been struggling for ensuring equitable, compulsory, and free primary education since the British period. The main objective of this paper is to explore the progress and constraints of primary education in Bangladesh for the period of 1971 to 2020. This study was conducted following the documentary research method. The secondary data was collected from different personal and official documents. Following the data-driven thematic analysis, it is found that the number of schools, students, and teachers was expressively increased in the last 50 years in Bangladesh. The access of girls increased more than 20% and the ratio of female teachers boosted 58.2% in primary schools. Moreover, the enrollment rate amplified more than 45% where the dropout rate drastically decreased by 61% from 1976 to 2020. The education policies had some good suggestions for ensuring the progress of primary education, however, some of the recommendations have not been implemented yet. This study introduces a progress evaluation framework for analyzing the educational progress of developing countries in Asia and Africa.
Muhammad Salahuddin. "Progress and Problems of Primary Education in Bangladesh: A Snapshot of 50 Years" (2021). Education, Health & Behavior Studies Student Publications. 8.