Bangladesh’s literacy rate reaches 61 per cent – The Economic Times
That’s great news… maybe! It’s of course a considerable achievement that we (the country) have raised it to such a high level. However, it’s the quality we should be worried about.
Most schools and colleges in Bangladesh are ill-equipped. Many teachers aren’t properly trained, and many classrooms don’t have appropriate equipment. The quality of Bangla has degraded to such a point that many students can’t even write a proper essay without external help. While we’re on the subject, English education is even worse, with students depending on memorization and basic grammar skills.
Literacy is good: people need to know how to read and write. But we need proper education, one which lets us think critically, analyze information, and come up with new ideas. I believe we need to focus on these issues more as we go forward.