Bangladesh runs one of the biggest primary education administrations in the world. Development of primary education poses a daunting challenge because of inaccessibility and resource constraint. Despite these constraints Bangladesh has achieved remarkable success in the field of literacy and primary education. The adult literacy rate (15 years and above) is now estimated 60%. The rate was 35% in 1991. It has taken decades to arrive at this level of literacy . In 1971, independent Bangladesh inherited an outdated education system developed by our previous rulers to suit their own socio-economic and political needs. The leaders of our newly independent country were burdened with the enormous and difficult responsibility of educating the people of the war-torn, devastated, and poor nation. But the nation, with its inspired freedom-movement, was pledged to discharge the responsibility.