The country’s overall literacy rate now stands at 53.7 percent with Barisal division being on the top with 61.9 percent, says a survey conducted by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
The BBS survey 2011, released here on Sunday, said Sylhet division has the lowest literacy rate of 42.2 percent.
It said the literacy rate in urban areas is 65.6 percent while 50.5 percent in rural areas.
Planning Minister AK Khandker unveiled the report at a function at the BBS Bhaban in the city.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said various surveys conducted by the BBS play a significant role in taking proper planning for the country’s overall development.
Former caretaker government adviser Rasheda K Chowdhury, PKSF Chairman Quazi Kholiquzzaman and BBS acting DG Mizanur Rahman were, among
others, present. (Source: UNB)