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Developing Open Junior Schools to extend Education in Bangladesh

, Bangladesh Open University, Bangladesh

Asian Journal of Distance Education Volume 6, Number 2 ISSN 1347-9008


Bangladesh has resource constraints for ensuring education for every citizen. In the last decade, after the commencement of Bangladesh Open University (BOU), open and distance learning (ODL) has become the most reliable means to combine accessibility and affordability for the individual. It is also a cost effective means for the providers. BOU’s mandate is to provide needs-based and cost-effective education it doesn’t at all levels whether formal or non- formal mode ranging from school level to tertiary level. ODL providers need support services which help reduce the issues of isolation, lack in motivation or inability to self-motivate. This Paper examines the concept of community ownership of ODL centers and how this can work in partnership distance education settings where the citizenry believes that government has to provide all things at the school level. This Paper also discusses the arrangements of tutorial services in ODL centers in relation to sustainability.


Rahman, M. Developing Open Junior Schools to extend Education in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 6(2), 47-57. Retrieved December 2, 2021 from .



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