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Digitalization of the education system- why hasn’t Bangladesh achieved it yet?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the shutdown of educational institutions throughout the world. In Bangladesh, educational institutions have been closed since March 17. The Ministry of Education has decided to impose the shutdown until May 31. However, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has informed the shutdown can continue until September provided the situation does not improve. […]

Online Learning – A Catalyst for Narrowing the Education Gap in Bangladesh

Online education throughout the world has been recently going through a boom, currently offering fully-fledged degrees from some of the world’s top universities on platforms like edX and Coursera. Though they haven’t gone as far as to replace traditional classroom learning, they have provided alternative avenues for those seeking quality education and are constrained by […]

A Brief Overview: Asian Development Bank Tracer Study – “Bangladesh: Computer and Software Engineering Tertiary Education in 2018”

Carried on the back of its competitive apparel industry and large pool of migrant remittances, Bangladesh’s strong and admirable growth in recent years is the product of multiple factors. However, behind this picture lies another story not talked about nearly as much–the role of education in enabling this transformation. As the economy matures, the engines […]

[Presentation] Bangladesh CSE IIT Graduate Tracer Study

The information technology and information technology-enabled services (IT/ITES) industries require skilled human resources to unlock their potential. This will provide the foundation for take-off, which, for now, is falling short. As envisioned in Digital Bangladesh, the IT/ITES industries can adopt the latest technologies across different industries and should grow hand in hand with other drivers […]

Bangladesh Budget: Education, E-Commerce and Capital Markets

Bangladesh’s annual budget is a crucial cornerstone to the pursuit of inclusive economic development. In light of this reality, this year’s budget aims to fully reflect the present challenges the country faces and offer inclusive solutions to these problems, while still remaining growth-friendly. With respect to this, Parliament has passed the budget for the fiscal […]

Tackling the Problems of Bangladesh’s Tertiary Education Sector

Despite massive strides in achieving admirable standards across a host of different socio-economic indicators such as infant mortality rates and gender parity in both primary and secondary education, Bangladesh still has a plethora of obstacles it needs to overcome in the tertiary education sector. With the modern economy advancing at its current pace and automation […]

Tertiary Education in Bangladesh: A Sector in Need of Reform

Once dubbed an economic “basket case” by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Bangladesh has made impressive strides across a host of socio-economic development indicators. From successfully cutting down fertility rates since the 1980s, slashing infant mortality rates and promoting gender parity in both primary and secondary education, Bangladesh has come a long way. […]
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