Poverty is defined as the lack of basic human needs and the inability to afford them. However, relative poverty is a condition in which people have less income or fewer resources than others, within a country or society. Bangladesh is a developing country and thus poverty is a growing concern. Although the rate of poverty is decreasing in the country, the pace of this decrease is slow. Education is considered as a primary weapon against poverty, hence it is important to negate poverty by educating our masses.
It is very obvious that poverty reduction and education enhancing strategies must be adopted for the well being and progress of the country. For this purpose, equal access to education for all, plays an important role. In this respect, different measures, like free primary education and other such facilities are being proved helpful although not satisfactory to improve the literacy rate. Technical and vocational education and training can play a pivotal role in reducing poverty in Bangladesh.