Napoleon once said "Give me an educated mother and I will give you an educated nation”. This statement is enough to prove the importance of female education. Once female education was neglected in Bangladesh. Our women folk could not get the chance of education for various problems. Early marriage and the narrowness of our outlook were mainly responsible for this. Parents thought it waste of time and money to educate their girls. They considered that girls were intellectually inferior to male children. They did not allow them to move freely and to participate in any outside work. They did not understand that if girl children were educated they could be as competent as male children. It is unfortunate that still there are some people who strongly oppose the female education. However, the scenario has changed nowadays. At present, girls are encouraged to study and admitted into schools, colleges and universities. Government has taken some steps to educate female children. Education for girls up to Degree level has been made free with a monthly stipend. This encourages them to continue their education. We should remember that only educated women can change the picture of our society. We hope the literacy rate of women in our country will increase substantially in near future.