Education sector gets Tk 451.63 billion

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday proposed for an allocation of Tk 45,163 crore (451.63 billion) in the budget for 2017-18 fiscal year for education.

The proposed allocation for education has gone up by 14 percent compared to last fiscal.

The amount 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.

Giving importance to improving the quality of education to groom the human resource of the country the minister said that the government always attaches priority to investing in education, and has plans to build ICT based interactive classrooms in 503 model primary schools with a view to enhancing both capacity and quality in primary education sector.

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