ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Opening 'Black Box' of Education System in Bangladesh

This paper is based on a quantitative analysis of SSC and HSC results and admission test scores of more than 4,000 applicants who sat for admission in the department of economics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Usually, the admission test is designed to measure the applicants' accumulated stock of knowledge through their 12 years of early education. But the data reveal that performance of early education consistently fails to register in the test performance. Is the test design perhaps faulty or is something wrong with the pre-university education system in Bangladesh? Though we have fished a data driven hypothesis, our analyses provide quantitative support to the observation that we endow a terrible system of early education in the country.

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