Govt to distribute 35.13cr free textbooks in 2018

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PV Desk : The government will distribute 35,13,26,000 textbooks free of cost among the primary and secondary level students in the academic year of 2018.

Officials said the free textbooks would be distributed among 4,36,98,663 pre-primary, primary, secondary, ibtedayi, dakhil, dakhil vocational and SSC vocational students across the country.

National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) Chairman Prof Narayan Chandra Saha told that the NCTB is working round-the-clock to reach new textbook to educational institutions by November 30 this year.

Referring to the government’s historic decision to distribute free textbooks, he said this has reduced the rate of school dropouts and increased number of students in primary and secondary levels.