One-third of employed non-literate

Dhaka,  Thu,  24 August 2017
Published : 13 Jun 2017, 12:02:01 | Updated : 13 Jun 2017, 12:11:51
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One-third of employed non-literate, BBS data reveals

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One-third or 21.0 million of the country’s total employed population are non-literate, according to the latest statistics of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

On the other hand, around two-third or 38.5 million of the estimated employed population is literate.

The report of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) 2015-16 also showed that about 62.4 per cent of the employed male in the rural areas was literate during the period of survey while it was 76.6 per cent in the urban areas.

Among the employed males, an estimated 26.2 per cent had completed their primary education, 30.2 per cent completed secondary education, and only 6.1 per cent who had graduated tertiary education.

Thus, 30.5 per cent of the employed male had no education at all, according to the BBS estimation.

On the other hand, some 37.1 per cent of the female employed had no education at all, followed by 30 per cent had completed secondary education, 25.2 per cent completed primary school, and only 3.5 per cent completed tertiary level.

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