The Bangladesh government is working on a programme that aims at providing basic literacy knowledge to 50 lakh people aged 15 and above and skill development training to five lakh of them.
It wants to set up 500 permanent community learning centres at the union level and 64 livelihood skill development centres in as many districts under the proposed project, called Non-Formal Education Development Programme (NFEDP).
The community learning centres will be used as venues for public awareness programmes on different issues, including agriculture.
Recently, the government has approved 1,473 new posts for BNFE to have its offices at the upazila level. It was also taking initiatives to appoint more manpower.
The BNFE is now implementing a project under which 45 lakh people, aged 15 and above, in 64 districts are being given training on basic literacy skills. It is implementing another project to provide non-formal education to 10 lakh children who have either dropped out or have never gone to school.
Till 2019, the Bureau provided basic literacy skills training to 23.6 lakh beneficiaries. It eyes to make the remaining 21.4 lakh beneficiaries in 114 upazilas literate by the end of this year. Source: Online.