An overview of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics : focus on education household survey
AuthorBhuiyan, Md. Tanjib Hassain
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The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is the centralized official bureau in Bangladesh for collecting statistics on demographics, the economy, and other facts about the country and disseminating the information. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the National Statistical Organization (NSO) of Bangladesh is working under Statistics and Informatics Division (SID), Ministry of Planning. The broad functions of BBS are to collect, compile, analyze and disseminate data and statistics on social, economic, demographic, and agriculture sectors. BBS is headed by a Director General and perform its duties through eight wings headed by Directors. I did my internship in Demography and Health Wing. In my intern period I was involved with a survey naming Education Household Survey. So the main focus of this report is to highlight the total procedure of this Survey. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has conducted Education Household Survey (EHS) in collaboration with the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE). The main objective of the survey is to assess the quality of primary education system, enrollment scenario, ‘out-of-school’ children, dropout children before completion of primary education level etc. It may be recalled that Bangladesh is committed to establish the rights of basic and universal primary education, adopting effective measures, extending free and compulsory ‘Education For All’ (EFA), ensure hundred percent enrollment of school age children (6-10 yrs.) in the primary education institutions. In this context, the findings of the Education Household Survey (EHS) would be instrumental for monitoring and assessment of development activities undertaken in promoting primary education system in Bangladesh.