Evaluating the Impact of Primary Education: An In-Depth Investigation

Md. Pervaz Al Zaman, Nahid Hasan, Md. Hafizul Islam, Md. Ruhul Amin


Primary education is the most crucial and fundamental stage of education. This paper explores the quality and effectiveness of primary education in government primary schools in Bagha Upazila of Rajshahi district. It also found out the reasons for the increase in the trend of enrollment of children in kindergarten schools. In addition, the reasons for the establishment of kindergarten schools have been explored. Further, barriers to the development of primary education are examined. Besides, steps taken by government officials and primary school teachers to improve primary education have been assessed. It also found that a child is being deprived of the services it deserves from primary school. Moreover, suggestions were sought from the respondents on how to make primary education more effective. In this study, a qualitative approach was applied. This includes an open-ended questionnaire as a data collection tool. Primary data was collected from government officials, civil society, teachers of primary school, guardians of primary school students, and guardians of kindergarten school students. The findings of this research show that primary school students are being deprived of quality education due to a shortage of primary school teachers, inefficiency of teachers, lack of sincerity of teachers, lack of proper status of teachers, inadequate teaching materials, pressure of extra clerical work on teachers, underdeveloped infrastructure, poverty of families, lack of awareness of guardians. And for these reasons, students are enrolling in kindergarten schools.


Bangladesh; Education; Primary; Quality; School

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17509/ijert.v4i3.66537


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