Scarcity of textbooks
It is reported that there is a scarcity of textbooks for the schoolchildren. We all know how eagerly children wait for their textbooks to start their classes. If they do not get books in time, their interest in education to some extent receives a body blow.
According to the reports the NCTB and the people involved with book business are blaming each other for the delay in the distribution of textbooks. As the syllabuses from class six to class ten have been changed, the whole situation has taken a turn for the worse. It is reported that there is a shortage of supply of paper, which is why the process of publication of books is going at a snail's pace.
Whoever might be responsible for the delayed printing and distribution of the books, it's the children who have to pay for the sheer mismanagement on the part of the NCTB.
ZabedWali, Pahartali, Chittagong
I was talking to my younger brother who is reading in class six in a village school. I asked him how his classes were going. He told me that only two classes were held that day and each of the students has got only three books. There are no books without these three books in the market.
Every year we see repetition of this problem. The students of primary and secondary level didn't get their books in time. We know that there is a syndicate in book market, which creates this problem.
We request the government, especially the education minister, to solve this problem and thus ensure better education for the children.
Md. Mahfuzur Rahman IER, University of Dhaka