DHAKA: A total of Tk 39,213 crore has been proposed for the education sector, including primary and mass education, in the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2014-15 Fiscal Year.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith made the proposal before the parliament while placing the budget on Thursday.
In his budget speech, he said, their fundamental aim is to eradicate illiteracy, expand quality education and develop skilled human resources.
A law titled ‘Education Assistance Trust Act, 2012’ was enacted to facilitate the poor but meritorious students, he added.
He also said, part from primary and secondary levels, adequate infrastructural work was undertaken to facilitate expansion of higher education.
From the total amount of Tk 39,213cr, Ministry of Education would get TK 15,540 crore and The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education would get Tk 13,673cr.
The amount in the previous budget was Tk 26,327cr. In the 2014-15 FY the education sector would get Tk 12,886cr more.
BDST: 1655 HRS, JUN 05, 2014