Independent Schools in Bangladesh
- Independent Schools
Secondary female–male ratio: 1.13:1 (2010)
Primary pupil–teacher ratio: 43:1 (2010)
Secondary pupil–teacher ratio: 29:1 (2010)
There are five years of compulsory education and eight years of free education, starting at age six. Almost all primary schools are government-managed. Secondary schools (11–16, comprising a first cycle of three years and a second cycle of two years) and higher secondary colleges (17–18) are mostly private, often government-subsidised. Some 66% of pupils complete primary school (2009). The school year starts in January.
A parallel system of education – madrassa education – offers Islamic instruction from primary level up to postgraduate level.
There are two types of non-public education institutions in Bangladesh: fully independent, non-public schools and government-subsidised schools. The independent schools have full autonomy, whilst the latter must follow standards prescribed by the government. There are several private schools in Dhaka catering to the country’s social elite. Many of these private schools teach mainly in English and utilise English textbooks. Some offer internationally recognised courses, following the GCE syllabus to prepare their pupils for taking A-level exams. Notable examples include the Ecole Française Internationale, the American International School, and LSE International School.
|Independent Schools organisations in Bangladesh|
|American International School||
|Bangladesh Elementary School||
|Ecole Francaise Internationale||
|International School Dhaka (ISD)||
|South Point School||
|Sunny Dale School||