Country’s education has got a big allocation in the budget proposed for the next 2017-18 fiscal year.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday proposed for an allocation of Tk 451.63 billion (Tk 45,163 crore) in the FY18 budget, which is 11 percent of the total budget size.
Of the total allocation for the education sector, Ministry of Education gets Tk 23,141 crore while Ministry of Primary and Mass Education receives Tk 22,022 crore.
Muhith laid emphasis on improvement of the quality of education to groom the human resource of the country.
He said the government always gives priority to investing in education sector. Government has plan to build ICT based interactive classrooms in 503 model primary schools throughout the country aiming to enhance both capacity and quality in primary education sector, he added.