Students to celebrate textbook festival

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Textbook Festival

MNA Education Desk: The National Textbook Festival is being celebrated at all primary and secondary level educational institutions on Monday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday formally inaugurated the free textbook distribution programme for the academic year 2018.

The premier opened the free textbook distribution programme by handing over textbooks of primary and secondary levels to students at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence here.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid will inaugurate the central programme of the ‘National Textbook Festival-2018’ at Azimpur Government Girls School and College in the capital at 10:30am on January 1.

Chairman of National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) Prof M Moshiuzzaman said that the government will distribute 35,42,90,162 textbooks free of cost among the primary and secondary level students in the academic year 2018.