Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 New textbooks will be handed over to the students in the new year. That is why books are being prepared day and night in the printing presses. Textbooks for pre-primary to fifth grade have been sent out in the last three weeks.  About 20 million primary books have already reached 162 upazilas in 34 districts of the country. As a result, 35 percent of the primary books have reached.  According to the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB), about 36 crore books will be printed for free distribution from pre-primary to ninth grade in the 2021 academic year.
About 10 crore 54 lakh books will be printed at the initial stage. There are about 24 crore 41 lakh secondary books. The potential cost for printing free books in the 2021 academic year, including primary and secondary, has been estimated at Tk 1,100 crore.  It is lea