Enhancing educators’ skills for quality preprimary education in Bangladesh

July 5, 2022
Lucy Bassett and Tashmina Rahman
Teacher and students in classroom.
Batten Professor Lucy Bassett and Tashmina Rahman presented research findings on preprimary education in Bangladesh.

Over the past decade, Bangladesh has experienced an upward shift in focus in early year education planning.  The Government is showing a strong commitment to early childhood education and positioning itself to continue to make this a priority for the country. As of 2021, around 1.57 million students were enrolled in preprimary education (PPE) in around 65,000 government primary schools.  The Government now intends to pilot an additional year of PPE for four-year-olds and then expand the program countrywide as envisioned in the National Education Policy 2010.

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