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Govt distributes 2.95 billion free textbooks in 10 years

  • Published at 07:54 pm June 25th, 2019
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File photo: Students cheer after receiving free textbooks in a Dhaka school on Monday, January 1, 2018 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The government has distributed around 2.95 billion free textbooks among pre-primary and secondary school students

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni has said that the government has distributed around 2.95 billion free textbooks among pre-primary and secondary level students in the last 10 years.

She confirmed this while addressing the Jatiya Sangsad on Tuesday.

“The government distributed over 2,950,120,784 textbooks among pre-primary, primary, ibtedayee, secondary, dakhil, dakhil [vocational] and SSC [vocational] students free of cost from 2010 to 2019,” she said.

Replying to a tabled question from treasury bench lawmaker M Abdul Latif, Dipu Moni also said that the government has distributed around 10.7 million instruction modules among teachers from 2010 to 2019.

"The government has included pre-primary students under the free textbook program from the 2014 academic year," she further informed the House.