CHITTAGONG, Jan 01, 2017 (BSS)- The National Textbook Distribution Programme-2017 was celebrated in the city and the district through distribution of new books among students of primary, secondary, and vocational level educational institutions on the first day of New Year.
Government officials, public representatives, educationists, socio-cultural activists and elite formally launched distribution of free new textbooks among the students everywhere in the city, different upazila head quarters of the district.
City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin formally inaugurated the book distribution programme for the students of Chittagong City Corporation run schools in the city.
Divisional Commissioner (Additional Secretary) Mohammad Ruhul Amin formally launched the programme through distributing new textbooks for the students of Secondary level in a ceremony on Municipal Model High school premises this monring.
Divisional Deputy Director for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Azizur Rahman and District Secondary Education Officer Hosene Ara Begum attended the functions as special guests.
In separate function, Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong Shamsul Arefin distributed textbooks among the students of primary level in a simple function held at Municipal Government Primary School in the city as the chief guest this morning.
District Primary Education Officer Nasrin Sultana presided over the function, that participated by students, guardians, teachers, civil society members and elite.
District Primary Education Officer Nasrin Sultana said government has allocated about 51.97 lakh pieces of new textbooks for distribution among the students of all primary level institutions in the district.
Nasrin said there will be no shortage of books as the government allocated the new textbooks for the students as per requirement.
Hosene Ara Begum, District Secondary Education officer said over 1.34 crore 35300 pieces of new textbooks were allocated by the government for distribution among the students of all secondary level schools and vocational institutions in the city and district.