Nation set to celebrate textbook festival tomorrow

DHAKA Primary and secondary students are awaiting

new textbooks in the first morning of the New Year 2020 as the 'National

Textbook Festival' is set to be celebrated across the country tomorrow.

As many as 35, 31, 44,554 free textbooks will be distributed among 4,

26, 19,865 primary and secondary levels students tomorrow through textbook

festivals across the country for the academic year 2020.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the free textbook

distribution programme by handing over books of primary and secondary levels

to students at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence here today.

Earlier, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni handed over a set of textbooks

for the JSC and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) to the premier while State

Minister for Primary and Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossen handed

over another set of textbooks of Primary Education Completion (PEC) and

Ebtedayee.

Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury, newly appointed

PM's Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, the outgoing Secretary of

Secondary and Higher Education Division Md Sohorab Hossain, PMO Senior

Secretary Sajjadul Hassan, Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, Primary and Mass

Education Secretary Md Akram-Al-Hossain and Secretary of Secondary and Higher

Education Division Md Mahbub Hossain were present on the occasion, among

others.

The textbooks festival of secondary level will be held at Adhar Chandra

Government High School in Savar while another programme will also take place

at the central playground on Dhaka University premises in the city marking

the occasion.

A total of 105,402,375 textbooks will be distributed among the pre-

primary and primary level students while 247,742,179 textbooks will be

distributed among the secondary level students at free of cost.

The government has printed these textbooks by maintaining proper

standard for pre-primary, primary, secondary, ebtedayee and SSC level

students and all students will get textbooks for free on the first day of the

New Year, education ministry sources said.

Distribution of free textbook started since 2010 at both primary and

secondary levels in the country.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)