Factor Affecting Students Selection Process of “Secondary Education Stipend Program” -A Case Study in Joypurhat Sadar Upazila
AuthorKhan, Md. Rashed
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Education is the foundation of any nation. It is necessary for all. This is simply because an individual that is not educated cannot be active in the society. Education creates awareness as it regenerate the way of thinking of an individual. S/he understands what and how to do in order to enhance good living. Secondary schools are vested with the responsibility of imparting knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for individuals to fit into society for development. But secondary school enrollment rates in the developing countries are usually low, especially in rural areas. To increase girls enrolment by subsidize secondary education in rural area Female Secondary Stipend Program(SESP) began as an experiment in 1982 by a local NGO in a single upazila. Bangladesh government launched a nationwide stipend program for girls in secondary school in January 1994 with support from development partner. From 2009 the priority of SESP goes to poor student. Government decided to provide stipend to male student along with female student. The main purpose of this program is to retain poor student into school and built them as an active work force of development. The main objective of this study is to describe the Secondary Education Stipend Program and its recipients and to identify the factor that has influence on selection process of stipend and analyze the relationship between the factors. Both the primary and the secondary data have been used in this study. The primary data has been collected through questionnaire survey. The secondary data has been collected from various published documents in the form of books, manual, journals, newspapers, research reports, and internet. Two categories of respondents have been considered for this research, i.e. the stipend selection committee member and the stipend recipients. The total number of respondents is 95. Among them, 55 respondents are from the selection committee member category, and 40 respondents are from the stipend recipient category. Both male and female respondent are considered. In this study, the obtained data has been analyzed through quantitative method by using statistical tools like SPSS, MS-Excel, and other arithmetic methods of data analysis that are available and viable. In some cases, to present findings of the data, graphics manner have been used with the aid of charts and tablature presentation.