Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman on Monday said the government has undertaken a project to set up 1,500 more primary schools in rural areas where there are no primary schools yet.
The project has been framed aiming at ensuring cent percent education, Mostafizur Rahman added.
The minister said the government had already established 1,324 primary schools under the “Establishment of 1,500 primary schools” project in the areas where there is no school, BSS reports.
Responding to another question of treasury bench member Begum Hazera Khatun, he said the construction works for setting up the rest 176 primary schools are underway.
Replying to another question from Awami League lawmaker Tanvir Iamam, the minister said that the government had introduced stipend for primary education project (Phase-2), which was closed in June 30, 2015.
“The third phase of the primary education stipend project would end in June 2017, which was started in July 2015”, he added.
He informed the House that under the project, the government has been providing stipend to all primary educational institutions across the country.
Rahman said the government is giving stipend for increasing enrolment rate in primary schools and ensuring quality education.
Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh