Dipu Moni: Students to get new textbooks in time next year

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The Textbook Festival was not held on January 1 this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Saturday said students are expected to receive their new textbooks in time next year.

“We’re cautious about errors in printing. Steps will be taken to fix errors if found after printing,” she added.

The minister made the remarks while talking to local reporters after attending the inauguration program of Sadar Upazila Freedom Fighter Complex in Baburhat area of Chandpur.

The Textbook Festival, marking the distribution of free textbooks among school and madrasa students, was not held on January 1 this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Students also did not receive textbooks in time due to delay in printing caused by the pandemic.

The government launched the Textbook Festival in 2009 by distributing textbooks among students across the country as a gift for the new year.

School and college students in Bangladesh returned to their classrooms on September 11 this year after a prolonged closure due to the pandemic.
The government had shut the educational institutions on March 17, 2020, after the country reported its first Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2020 and later the closure was extended several times.

The school closures in the country affected about 38 million students though the government introduced TV-based learning program for them.

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