A Study on Dropouts of College Students in Bangladesh
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Sabina Yasmin : There are diversity in the pattern of our education. At present 4 categories of education which includes government and other education systems are working in our country. There is a large disparity between government and non-government education systems. There are large amount of allocation kept for the promotion of education but the
government machineries are performing poorly and the basic needs like the training and supervision process are very week.
College dropout can be defined as a student who leaves the college before completing the education for any reason other than death or without transferring to another college. Educated parents assist their children in preparing the assignment given by the College. Students of poor families do not get help from family or tutors. Thus, many poor students get dropped out finding no interest in the class activities. Most of the parents could not take care of their children’s education due to illiteracy and involvement in jobs. It also a major cause of dropout. Sometimes students willingly leave schools by the influences of their friends who lurk for the job opportunities.
Many dropped out students take care of their young siblings in the absence of their parents at home. They also get involved in income generating works to support their families. The dropout students are working in the society as unskilled labor. Their income is very law. They want to earn more money by doing unlawful work and seldom they are caught by the police and go to jail rehabilitation center. Rate of dropout and impacts of drugs are interconnected. If the dropout cannot be stopped and drug abuse cannot be controlled there will be a great debacle to the nation.
Causes of dropout:
1st highest = 32% poverty.
2nd highest = 30% unconscious CMC (College Managing Committee)
Effect of dropout highest = 47% work at home as unskilled labour.
The range of stipend for the girl students can be extended up to 100%. Good teachers attract the students in College. Regular attendance of teachers in Colleges is an important factor to reduce dropout. Students should be encouraged to study more rather than giving punishment if they fail to complete their assignments.
The dropout rate of female gradually decreased, considerably from year 2011 to 2014. Bangladesh has achieved a good progress in basic education over the past few decades. Still dropout is a major hindrance in our country. There have been problem of inequality and access to education for all sector of people. To reduce the gaps some pragmatic
steps have been taken by the government.
For ensuring children’s rights to education we have to reduce dropout rate anyhow and increase the enrollment rate. Now the pertinent question that arises- are we ready to face the challenges of the 21st century with the existing standard of our education? We need competent manpower and positive attitude to change. We have to make education enthuastic and learner-friendly. 100% success in the examinations with quality education will be our priority.
We believe the inherent talents of our children must blossom if proper nursing can be done. The only need is to show love and sympathy to the people of the land. As a worthy citizen we have to keep in mind that it is our responsibility to promote our education and to have strong commitment to the nation. Only then we can believe that we will be able to materialize the long cherished “Vision-2021” of the people.
Writer : Sabina Yasmin,
Writer, researcher & Senior lecturer of M.A. Gani Adarsho College, Moulvibazar.