Panchagarh, Feb 6 (UNB) – Some 2.5 lakh students of primary and secondary level in the district have been thrown into a state of uncertainty due to textbook crisis.
According to local primary education office, some 1.5 lakh sets of books are needed for the primary level students while one lakh sets more for the secondary students.
“But only few books of class I and II, excluding books of Bangla of class I, have reached here in January while students of class III, IV and V are yet to receive any books,” said an official.
The Headmistress of Balavir Goalpara Government Primary School in Boda said they have already started academic activities with the old books for the non-availability of new ones.
Meanwhile, the guardians alleged that a section of dishonest book traders of the district are harassing them by charging high price for books and forcing them to buy notebooks.