Action if textbooks not delivered on time: Govt

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Action if textbooks not delivered on time: Govt

Feb 6, 2015-

The Central Textbook Monitoring Committee has warned Janak Shiksha Samagri Kendra and other private publishers of action if they fail to deliver school-level textbooks in six mountain districts by Saturday.

The Committee meeting chaired by Dilli Rimal, director general at the Department of Education, directed the publishers to deliver books to Dopla, Jumla, Humla, Kalikot, Manang and Mustang where the academic session begins on February 13. Starting this year, the private printers will supply books for students in grades one to five and JSSK for those in grades six to 10. According to the Department, around one million textbooks are required for 131,532 students in the six districts.

The Committee took such decision after the Prime Minister’s Office asked the authorities concerned to ensure that the textbooks reach the respective districts a week before the academic session starts. Earlier, JSSK Executive Manager Anil Kumar Jha and private publishers’ representatives had expressed their commitment to deliver textbooks in six districts a week before the new academic session and by April 3 in the remaining 69 districts. According to Jha, the textbooks have already reached Nepalgunj and will be airlifted to Karnali on Saturday.

The government has released Rs 1.82 billion for free delivery of textbooks for around 6 million students enrolled in public schools across the country. The private publishers are assigned to print and deliver 18,620,215 units for 3,723,043 primary-level students while the target of JSSK is to print and supply 19,798,034 units for 2,281,672 students from grades six to 10.

Published: 07-02-2015 10:00

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