Architecture

Homes are usually rectangular and are made of dried mud, bamboo, or red bricks with thatch roofs.  Many houses are built on top of wood or earthen platforms to keep them above the flood line.  Most people have verandas in the front of their home, and a separate, smaller bamboo hut serves as a kitchen.  Some recent landmarks are the National Parliament building, the National Monument, the National Museum, and the National Mosque.  They have curved arches and windows, and are made with square British colonial wood and concrete construction.

The farthest picture up is a typical homestead in northern rural Bangladesh, and the picture below it is of the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the farthest picture down is of the Tara Mosque, or Star Mosque, also in Dhaka.


Education

The Bangladesh schooling system is divided into four levels: Primary (grades 1-5), Secondary (grades 6-10), Higher Secondary (grades 11-12), and Tertiary.  Students can choose to further studies in engineering, technology, agriculture, and medicine at the variety of 11 government universities or 20 private universities in Bangladesh.

The picture is of a school girl holding her books.