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    Bangladesh’s literacy rate rises to 70 percent, education minister says

    Nahid revealed the statistics in Parliament in an answer to a query from ruling Awami League MP AFM Bahauddin Nasim on Tuesday.

    He also highlighted the initiatives taken by the government to increase the rate.

    Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury chaired the question-answer session.

    Nahid quoted the figure on rate of literacy from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

    Answering a question from Narayanganj lawmaker Golam Dastagir, the minister said 60 schools in the capital were using English version of textbooks.

    At present, 16,087 schools and 2,363 colleges were getting Monthly Pay Order (MPO) facilities, he said answering MP Firoza Begum Chinu.

    In reply to Wasika Ayesha Khan’s question, Nahid said 27,558 madrasas, and technical and vocational institutions were enlisted for the facilities.

    The minister said 6036 educational institutions were outside the MPO coverage and that the ruling party enlisted 1,624 private schools for MPO in 2010.

    He said directed by the prime minister, they were framing a policy on the MPO.

    Answering Patuakhali’s AKM Jahangir Hossain, Nahid said 133 secondary schools in Upazila level were nationalised after independence.

    Seventy of them were schools for girls.

    He also said, answering another question, there were 55 primary teachers’ training institutes in 52 districts.
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    Re: Bangladesh’s literacy rate rises to 70 percent, education minister says

    Congrats due to our Bangaladeshi brothers

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