Education is a state of mind that enables individuals to make choices bearing on its merits and demerits, and eventually acquire skills to fulfil that choice. It contributes directly and indirectly to a higher level of sociocultural and economic development that provides sufficient resources to address environmental issues also. Education has been recognized as an investment not only for creating human capital, but also for inducing social change and promoting overall development.
There is no alternative to education for development of human resources. It is the root of all sorts of efficiency. It is also the pre-condition for human value system. It becomes significant from the words of great philosopher Aristotle when he said, "the difference between an educated and uneducated man similar to the difference between a dead and an alive." It explores the latent talents of human beings and is a gateway of opportunities. It encourages as well as empowers people effectively to participate in the national development process.
In Bangladesh the education system can be divided into two main categories. On one hand, there is the English medium and on the hand there’s the Bangla medium; each following different paths through the education system. And this results with students, growing up with completely different interests and views on the world. Whereas English medium students are more open to the outer world and they experience more of it! Their interests are vibrant and refreshing. On the other side, the students of Bangla medium, at times have a very poor relationship with the outer world and, typically, their world is considerably small. They cling to their inner shell – the comfort zone they know– refusing to get out as with their previous generations. Now it happens so that one group of people tends to believe that the other group is either superior to them or inferior to them. In this case, the inferiority complex entraps...