Primary education and its impact on literacy rate: A division wise comparative study of Bangladesh


  • Sujan Chandra Paul University of Barishal
  • Md Arif Hosen University of Barishal
  • Jyotirmay Biswas University of Barishal
  • Shahadat Hossain University of Barishal



Literacy rate, number, primary schools, students per teacher


This study investigates the impact of a number of educational institutions and students per teacher on the literacy rate. Data of 489 Upazilasrelating to the dependent (literacy rate) and independent variables (no. of educational institutions and students per teacher of different types of primary and equivalent educational institutions) of 8 Divisions were collected from District Statistics 2011 of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. The Ordinary Least Square (OLS) method is used in this study. This research found that a number of government primary schools had a significant positive relationship with the literacy rate in Barishal, Chittagong, Khulna, and Mymensingh Divisions.


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How to Cite

Paul, S. C., Hosen, M. A., Biswas, J., & Hossain, S. (2021). Primary education and its impact on literacy rate: A division wise comparative study of Bangladesh. International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science (2147- 4478), 10(4), 391–405.



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