The Awami League government has provided free books up to the secondary level to increase the rate of education of the country and reduce the financial costs of the parents.
The government is delivering free books to the students on the first day of the year. But due to some unscrupulous teachers and guidebooks syndicate clique, this great initiative of the government has been obstructed.
As a result, the guardians are being deprived of the benefits of getting free books and forced to bought notes and guide books. The local administration has been playing a silent role for long while the library store owners are selling these note-guide freely. This is why the students are deprived of real education. On the other hand, the guardians are financially damaged.
These banned notes and guidebooks are being sold openly in some library stores of Baksiganj municipal town, Malibagh intersection, bus stand intersection, High School Road area. In agreement with various publications organizations, some of the teachers' notes and guidebooks are highlighted in the well-known qualities of the educational institutions.
Besides, the banned guide book vendors are asked to buy a note-guide from the library stores. The students are forced to buy guidebooks at a very high price. Not only in schools but coaching center owners and kindergarten owners are also involved with it.
Some students, who are reluctant to disclose their names, said that the purchase of the book is about Tk 3/4 thousand. But under the pressure of teacher, the book is being bought.
On condition of anonymity, a teacher of the Upazila said, “The cycle is giving a huge amount of money to the headmaster of the organization. In exchange for that money, the teachers are forced students to buy these guidebooks.”
In this regard, UNO Dewan Mohammad Tajul Islam said, “Necessary measures will be taken to see the matter seriously.”