A total of one crore and 30 lakh primary school students will get monthly stipend, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman said today.
The government at present gives stipend to 78 lakh primary students in the village areas, he said. The amount, per month, to each student is Tk 100.
Meanwhile, Minister Mostafizur cited a report of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics said that the literacy rate in Bangladesh is 61 percent at present.
The press briefing was held on the occasion of Literacy Day 2015 this year.
The BBS report was survey report titled “Sample Vital Registration System, 2013”.
Courtesy: The Daily Star Online