Originally posted in bigd.bracu.ac.bd  on 25 June 2020

The education system in Bangladesh has always struggled to provide quality education to nearly 40 million children enrolled in schools. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this learning crisis as all educational institutions across the country have been closed for over two months with no immediate plans for reopening. Yet this pressing concern has received little national attention.

In our attempt to shed light on the issue of our future generation during the pandemic, we have conducted a nationwide phone survey of about 4,700 households to document the disruption to learning activities and time allocation caused by the pandemic and to inform policymakers on the effectiveness of their technology-driven initiatives.

In the webinar, our researcher Dr Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Economics, University of Malaya, presented the key findings of the study. Followed by the presentation, there was a panel discussion and a Q&A session open to the participants. Rasheda K Chowdhury, Executive Director of Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE); Prof Dr Syed Md Golam Faruk, Director General, Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education; Dr Shafiqul Islam, Director of BRAC’s Education Program; and Dr Mohammad Mahboob Morshed, Assistant Professor of the BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BIED) spoke at the webinar as panellists.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/551722139043436