Need Based Infrastructure Development of Newly Nationalised Government Primary School Project (1st Phase) (NBIDNNGPS)


Background and Rationale:

Education plays an important role in human resourcedevelopment. Primary education is

idered as the foundation on which the edifice of education is built. After liberation war of

Bangladesh, the nation took a new vision and the thengovernment took a revolutionary decision

and nationalized the primary education system in 1973.

With the nationalization of the primary educationboth the number of students and schools continue

to increase. At present thenumber of students attending the primary schools is about 18 million and

these students are served by morethan 81000 primary schools including 37,672, Government

Primary Schools (GPS). On January 08, 2013 Govt. has alsodeclared 26,193 Non-government

rimary schools asgovt. primary school. So now thenumber of govt. primary school increased from

37,672to 63,865. On a global basis the need forbasic education is emphasized. As a follow up of

this, the globalagenda 'Education forAll' becomes one ofthe priorities of thegovernment. The

ives beyond this policyis to raise the enrolment rate and reduce incidence of drop-out from

primary school. Increase enrolment andattendance of children in primary school as well as ensuring

uality primary education depend onchild friendly school environment and physical facilities.

At a Glance
Short Title: NBIDNNGPS
Ministry: LGRD
Executing Agency: DPE
Approval Ref: 20.00.0000.411. 14.35.16-116
Project Code: 5006
Sector: Education
Status: Ongoing Investment Project
Funded By:
Budget: 453449.69
Start Date: Jul-2016
Completion Date: Dec-2022
Name of PD: AKM Shariful Alam Siddiqui