Open School


Professor Dr. Sabina Yeasmin

Message from the Dean

At the Open School of Bangladesh Open University, we are deeply committed to offering educational opportunities to a diverse range of individuals including those who face challenges within the traditional educational system. Our programs encompass pre-University initiatives such as the Secondary School Certificate (SSC, Grade: 9-10) and the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC, Grade: 11-12).

Our fundamental principles revolve around extending extensive “access” and “flexibility” to our learners. In line with this, in 2016, we introduced a revolutionary ‘paperless open schooling’ approach which demonstrated its significance during the unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic. In harmony with the Government’s vision of a Smart Bangladesh, we have forged ahead with the creation of online admission processes, e-books derived from our repository of open educational resources (OER), and BOU-Tube, a platform hosting a wealth of video lectures.

Over the past couple of years, the Open School has embraced the exploration of niche markets, fostering collaborations in regions like the Middle East and South Korea to cater to non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs), often referred to as “remittance warriors,” through partnerships with our embassies. We aspire to extend these partnerships to foreign missions within EU countries, and recently we started our program in Italy. The Open School is intricately aligned with the government educational policies, and our roadmap includes the amplification of the Niche 3 market, achieved through partnership with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. This strategic collaboration aims to provide skilling programs for those who are Not in Employment, Education, and Training (NEET) with funding arrangements established in conjunction with the World Bank.

Additionally, the Open School is proud to offer a diverse range of programs including Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Bangla instruction, as well as Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice (MCCJ), Master of Disaster Management (MDM), Master of Development Studies (MDS and Master of Environment and Climate Change (MECC) programs for ensuring that our learners can seamlessly progress to higher education without the need to navigate external institutions.

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