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Bangladeshi students spend more time in learning centres

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Published on Mar 6, 2012

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Almost half the population of Bangladesh does not know how to read or write. Authorities want to change this so they have made education free and mandatory until the age of 11.In coaching centres government teachers earn an extra income giving extra classes for an extra fee. Students attend these classes are guaranteed to pass their exams, but the ministry of education wants to ban these centres.As a result, new students are flooding government schools, but there are not enough teachers to attend to them.Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka.

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