Bangladesh Open University

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Bangladesh Open University (BOU), the only distance learning university in Bangladesh, was established on October 21, 1992 by an Act of Parliament. The Government of Bangladesh and the Asian Development Bank have provided funds for setting up of the University.

Bangladesh Open University is an all-terms system of education contributing to the uplifting of the overall educational scenario in the country. Through formal and non-formal programs it aims to give educational opportunities to a large section of the population, helping in the human resource development of the country.

The prime objective of Bangladesh Open University is to transform the country's vast human resources into an educated and trained work-force by extending to them a wide range of academic programmes both formal and non-formal. BOU's programs are aimed at every one, particularly working people and women and those socially disadvantaged groups who cannot enroll in traditional universities.

The University has already set up 10 Regional Resource Centres in different districts. Two more RRCs are now under construction. In addition, the university has 80 Local Centres in different parts of the country. There are 800 Tutorial Centres with at least one in every Thana (Police Station).

The web site is http://www.bou.edu.bd/ - but seems very slow to access.

There is an interesting Project Performance Audit Report on the Bangladesh Open University Project which gives many more details.


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