Welcome to Ministry of Primary and Mass Education
Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Primary and Mass
Education (MoPME) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
MoPME is mainly responsible for policy formulation, supervision, planning,
monitoring and evaluation and initiating legislative measures relating to
primary and non-formal education. Bangladesh has been trying relentlessly to
uphold the cause of education for all since its emergence as an independent
17 of the Constitution of Bangladesh
stipulates that primary education shall be the responsibility of the State. To
bear this responsibility primary education in Bangladesh underwent a great deal
of changes and development during the last decades. Bangladesh is a signatory
to the World Declaration on Education for All (EFA) held at Jomtien, Thailand
in March 1990. Bangladesh is also a signatory to the Summit of 9 high Population
Countries held on 16 December 1993 in Delhi. Bangladesh participated in the
World Education Forum meeting held in Senegal, Dakar in April 2000. The
Government enacted Compulsory Primary Education Act in 1990, created a separate
Primary and Mass Education Division (PMED) in 1992, introduced compulsory
primary education programme in 68 Upazilas in 1992 and expanded this programme
all over the country in 1993. The country has formulated National Plan of
Action I and II to realize the goals of Education for All. The country has also
prepared a Non-formal Education Policy. The PMED was made a Ministry in 2003.
Dr. Md. Afsarul Ameen is the Hon’ble Minister and Mr. Md. Motahar Hossain is
the Hon’ble State Minister for the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education.