Alexa Primary books: Printing done by Nov 20

Dhaka, Monday   18 November 2019


Primary books: Printing done by Nov 20

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 10:26 PM, 21 October 2019   Updated: 10:27 PM, 21 October 2019

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On the first day of the year, the government is ready to hand over new books to the school-going children. For this purpose, all the primary books will be printed within 20 November and printing is moving fast.

Narayan Chandra Saha, chairman of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), told Bangladesh Daily, “Due to the complexity the book printing started in a bit late but the books would be delivered to the students in time.” 

He said that the complexity of printing the book had been resolved a week before by meeting with all the parties concerned.

According to publishing sources, the forty-three printing companies could not start publishing even after a month and a half of getting the preliminary printing task about 10 crores books.

The publishers said that after the written and verbal complaint was submitted to the NCTB and the printing industry association, the publication began after the issue was resolved.

Narayan Chandra Saha said, "We have taken the allegations very seriously of those who are doing the work of publishing. That's why the work has finally begun. The complexity has been overcome at a meeting between representatives of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Directorate of Primary Education, NCTB, Printing Association, Inspection Team and paper concession monitoring institution. The NCTB will be more aware of this from next year.”

A 100-million books will be printed for pre-primary and primary for the academic session2020. The printing order was given on 20 August. According to the agreement, 100 percent of the books will be printed at the upazila and district level by 20th November.

On the first day of January every year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina hands over new books to children in all classes of the primary section.