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Free primary level textbooks in all upazilas by Dec 25

December 19th, 2015 | by admin
Free primary level textbooks in all upazilas by Dec 25

About 70 per cent textbooks which will be distributed for free among primary level students have already reached some upazilas and the rest will reach all upazilas of Bangladesh by December 25. An official familiar with textbook distribution process of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) authorities said on Thursday.

When contacted, Professor Narayan Chanda Pal, Chairman of NCTB, said that the government will distribute over 330 million textbooks free of cost this year at primary and secondary level. However, over 220 million books out of 334.6 million for secondary, Ibtedaye and Dhakil level have already reached all districts, upazillas and Thana levels while over 100 million books will be distributed among primary students. But 70 per cent books for primary students reached respective destinations till to date and rest of books will reach by Dec 25. The NCTB chairman, however, said the board officials keeping close contact to all respective printing presses to reach textbooks at upazilla levels for 2016 education year within the stipulated time. Proprietors of Bright and Ananda Printing presses M Mohsin and M Robbani respectively said they would try their level best to reach the textbooks within the time fixed by the NCTB. They said they are working hard in this respect as the prime minister is expected to handover the book formally by December 31, according to a news agency.

Source: The Financial Express

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