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Primary education gets an epoch-making boost in Khulna

KHULNA, May 17, 2017(BSS) - Primary education has gained an epoch-making improvement at Koyra upazila, Khulna through the implementation of time- befitting education policy of the incumbent government.

The percentage of school-going children has increased to 96 percent from 70 percent in the last five years.

Not only the students, the number of educational institutions has increased in the period. The number of schools was 54 in 2010 while the number stood at 104 last year. Moreover, the number of teachers has increased to 735 from 550, said sources at district education office.

"The children of Koyra, who used to spend their time mostly in playing as well as fishing in Sundarbans, are now going to schools," the sources said.

The people of Koyra mostly fishermen never thought of sending their children to schools due to poverty, illiteracy, poor communication system and lack of institutional facilities, nowadays they are much aware of the inevitability of education.

According to a survey report of Koyra upazila education office, the number of dropped out students at Koyra was 3,058 in 2010 while the number of school-going children was about 18,000 which has been increased to 25,000 at present.

Upazila Assistant Education Officer Khan Md Alamgir said, "The government has nationalised the ever most number of schools side by side the students are provided with stipend and new books at the beginning of the year."

"Every school is provided with Taka 40,000 for maintenance and making school well furnished and Taka 50,000 to 1,50,000 for repairing," he said, adding that the children were now more interested to go to school due to sports facilities and congenial atmosphere." Upazila Nirbahi Officer Md Badiuzzaman said, "The percentage of students passed in the PEC examination in 2016 was 99.29 percent.

"Primary education is getting thereby further improvement and making the vision of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to bring 100 percent pass rate a success."