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WB approves $700m for primary education in Bangladesh

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WB approves $700m for primary education in Bangladesh

The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved US$700 million to improve primary education in Bangladesh.

The project titled 'Quality Learning for All Program (QLEAP)' will help improve the education quality and ensure equitable access to primary education and benefit over 18 million children studying in pre-primary level to grade 5, the World Bank said in a statement on Thursday.

The bank said it will finance for implementing the government's Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4).

The project will focus on improving learning outcomes for Bangla and Mathematics of Grade III students, it said.

This will be achieved through an evaluation of the current curricula, textbooks and supplementary learning materials based on new curriculum, recruitment and training of about 100,000 teachers, providing digital materials for teachers and students, exams system reforms, and the expansion of one-year quality pre-primary education in all government schools.UNB.

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