DHAKA, June 28 (Xinhua) — The government of Bangladesh on Thursday signed two financing agreements totaling 715 million U.S. dollars with the World Bank, to improve the primary education sector, and to help the country produce timely and quality statistics.
By improving quality and access to primary education, the 700 million-U.S. dollar Quality Learning for All Program will benefit more than 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to grade 5.
The project will help improve learning by developing a stronger curriculum and exam system, creating a well-trained teacher pool, using information and computer technology in education and regular systematic assessment. In all government schools, the project will help improve recently introduced one-year pre-primary education.
The project will enroll one million out-of-school children in learning centers. It will ensure that disadvantaged children are not left out and can receive quality education at pre-primary and primary level. It will also build quality school infrastructures.
The 15 million-U.S. dollar National Strategy for Development of Statistics Implementation Support Project, will help improve the capacity of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) to produce quality core statistics and make them accessible in a timely manner to policy makers and the public.