Education Minister 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 said.
The minister said this while talking to local reporters after attending the inauguration programme 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 unlike previous years due to the Covid-19 pandemic and students did not get textbooks in time due to delay in printing caused by the pandemic.
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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 after a prolonged closure due to the Covid-19 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.
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The pandemic-related school closures in the country affected about 38 million students though the government introduced TV-based learning programmes for them.