Dropout rate reduces to 18 percent: Dipu Moni

Sun Online Desk

12th November, 2019 09:59:46 printer

Dropout rate reduces to 18 percent: Dipu Moni

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Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has said the government has become able to reduce the dropout rate of students at educational institutions of the country under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“In the past ten years, the dropout rate has dropped to 18 percent from 47 percentages. The government of Bangladesh has introduced 'School Feeding Programme' and monthly stipend for the students to prevent dropouts,” she said.

The education minister was saying this at the 73rd Session of the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris on Tuesday.

Dr Dipu Moni said this, when assistant director general (ADG) for education at UNESCO Stefania Giannini requested her to state the current successes in the education sector of Bangladesh.