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Distribution of free textbooks begins

  • 100% of books up to class seven delivered to the upazilas 
  • 20-25% of books for class eight and nine still need to be printed
  • Rest of the books to be printed and delivered this month
Update : 01 Jan 2024, 06:02 PM

New textbook distribution among primary and secondary school students began nationwide on Monday.

The festival was held at 10am on the premises of the National Government Primary School in Dhaka’s Mirpur.

State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Ministry Md Zakir Hossain was present at the event as the chief guest. Secretary Farid Ahmed was present as a special guest with the Directorate of Primary and Mass Education Director General Shah Rezwan Hayat in the chair. 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday launched the distribution of free textbooks for the academic year 2024.

According to the Ministry of Education, although there was no central distribution program for secondary-level textbooks, different institutions across the country are distributing books among the students.

Textbook distribution activities will continue until afternoon and all students will get their books, the ministry said.

The National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) said that it has delivered 100% books up to class seven to the upazilas. The upazila education office is coordinating and distributing the books as per the demand of the educational institutions. But 20-25% of books for class eight and nine are still not printed.

 The upazila education office coordinated and distributed the books as per the demand of the educational institutions. But 20-25% of books for class eight and nine still need to be printed.

The rest of the books will be printed and delivered to the students this month, NCTB said.

The ministries concerned have taken necessary steps to distribute 307,083,517 copies of new textbooks among 381,283,24 students throughout the country.

The government has distributed over 464,782,988,3 copies of free textbooks among students up to secondary levels across the country since 2010.

Since 2017, the government has been distributing braille books among visually impaired students alongside distributing Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Garo, and Sadri versions of books among students from the ethnic groups to study in their mother languages.

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