• DR. GAZI IBRAHIM AL MAMUN Lecturer, Dhaka City College, Bangladesh
  • SELINA AKHTER Lecturer, Eden Girls College, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Quality education, Formal and Non-formal primary eduction, Children, Rural Bangladesh


Bangladesh is committed for ensuring quality education for all. In this purpose, there is categories study/education system in primary level of education. One is formal primary education school run by Bangladesh government and another is non-formal primary education school run by NGOs. Both type of primary education’s main objective is ensuring quality education in primary level. But there are many problems in these two categories education program. But quality education’s main characteristics is enables all learners to develop the capabilities they require to become economically productive, develop sustainable livelihood, contribute to peaceful and democratic societies and enhance wellbeing. The learning outcomes that are required vary at the end of the basic educations cycle must include threshold levels of literacy and numeracy and life skills including awareness and prevention of disease. In this circumstance, the learning method will be flexible and the environment of the school will attractive for children. But the environment and learning method means model of quality education is absence in formal government primary school, although non-formal based NGOs school have practiced low this model. In this perspective, the main focus of this present article is to comparative analysis between formal based government primary education and non-formal based NGOs primary education. To examine which is better system for ensuring quality education at the primary level and an attempt is also made to suggest some alternative propose/proposal for ensuring quality education in the primary level of education. In the analysis of the results given in the study, it is seen that the non-formal education is more effective than formal education in primary education level to ensure the quality education of children in the rural communities of Bangladesh. Therefore, the results of this research will play an important role in improving the quality of non-formal and formal primary education.

Author Biographies

DR. GAZI IBRAHIM AL MAMUN, Lecturer, Dhaka City College, Bangladesh

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Dhaka City College, mamunju07@gmail.com

SELINA AKHTER, Lecturer, Eden Girls College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lecturer, Department Of Political Science, Eden Girls College, seliju09@gmail.com


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How to Cite

AL MAMUN, D. G. I., & AKHTER, S. (2019). ENSURING QUALITY EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN RURAL BANGLADESH: COMPARATIVE STUDY ON FORMAL AND NON-FORMAL PRIMARY EDUCATION. CenRaPS Journal of Social Sciences, 1(1), 35-53. Retrieved from http://cenraps.org/journal/index.php/c/article/view/4