DHAKA: A total of Tk 45,163 crore has been proposed for the education sector, including primary and mass education, in the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2017-18.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith placed Tk 4,00,226 crore budget before the parliament on Thursday (June 1).
In his budget speech, he said, “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
Of the total allocation for the sector, Tk 23,141 crore has been allocated for Ministry of Education, Tk 22,022 crore for the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.
The proposed allocation for education has gone up by 14 percent compared to last fiscal.
Also, there is a plan to undertake two projects at the cost of Tk 14,864 crore to create appropriate learning environment in existing and nationalised schools, Muhith added.
BDST: 1640 HRS, June 1, 2017