Free school textbooks to be distributed on Jan 1: Nahid


Dhaka, November 08: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Thursday said all measures have been taken to distribute free textbooks among the students from pre-primary to class nine on January 1, 2019 across the country.“About 36 crore textbooks will be distributed free of cost among the students from pre-primary to secondary level on the first day of 2019,” he said at a view exchange meeting with National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) officials at the NCTB auditorium in Dhaka.

NCTB Chairman Professor Narayan Chandra Saha presided over the meeting attended by board members and NCTB officials, said an official release here.

Nahid said 21 crore textbooks have already reached the district and upazila levels while the remaining books will be sent by December 10.

Hailing the NCTB officials, he said the NCTB is successfully performing its activities regarding distribution of textbooks on the first day of the year.

However, distributing all textbooks on the first day of the year is a unique example in the world, the minister said, adding, “We are distributing the textbooks for the last 10 years free of cost”.