Dhaka, Thursday   21 March 2019

Students get new textbooks in festive mood

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:42 PM, 1 January 2019   Updated: 03:42 PM, 1 January 2019

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Daily Bangladesh Desk

Primary and secondary level students got new textbooks in festive mood across the country on Tuesday. 

Book distribution ceremony has been arranged in every school and madrasas to handover books among the students free of cost for their new classes on the first day of the new year.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid began handing over of newly printed books among students at Azimpur Government Girls’ School and College around 9:30 am.

Later around 11 am, Primary and Mass Education Minister Mostafizur Rahman Fizar started distributing textbooks to pre-primary and primary students at Dhaka University’s central playground.  

Earlier on December 24, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the distribution of free textbooks.

The government started the Textbook Festival nine years ago, by distributing the books among students across the country as a gift for the New Year.

The government has printed 35,21,97,822 copies of textbooks for the students of primary and secondary schools, Ebtedai and Dakhil madrasas and technical institutes, according to officials of National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB).

Over 9.88 crore copies are for primary schools and 18 crore are for secondary ones.

The government has spent Tk 1,082 crore for printing and distributing the books.