Education in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, all citizens must undertake twelve years of compulsory education which consists of eight years at primary school level and four years at high school level. Primary and secondary education is financed by the state and free of charge in public schools.

Literacy (2015+)
Total 75.4%
Male 77.1%
Female 71.5%


General details
Primary languages Bengali, English
System type National
Compulsory Education
4 November 1972


National education budget (2015)
Budget US$2.185 billion
(172.951 billion Taka