As the start of the new school year approaches. Students are eligible to get free textbooks from the government on an annual basis. However, the situation has now developed to the point where Punjab Textbook books have ceased printing books. The exorbitant rates are the primary factor behind the decision not to print the books. Punjab Cirriculum and Textbook Board Refuses to Print Books at Old Rates.
The Punjab Curriculum and Textbook insisted on charging exorbitant fees for the printing of each and every book. However, the Department of School Education is not going to buy the books at the previous prices. As a result, the Punjab State Education Department has not been able to persuade the Punjab Central Textbook Board to resume printing textbooks.
Punjab Curriculum and Textbook Board Refuses to Print Books at Old Rates
In light of this, the President of the Serving Wing of Publishers, Zia-ur-Rehman, made the following statement: “While speaking in this regard, I would like to request the government of Punjab to subsidize the paper that is used in the printing of textbooks,” adding that a significant amount of the students’ time has already been wasted.
On the other hand, the State Education Department of Punjab (SED Punjab) has asserted that the department is making concerted efforts to get the printing of textbooks restarted, and they have guaranteed that students in classes 6, 7, and 8 will receive textbooks by the end of July.
Approximately three million students started the new academic year in Punjab without having received their textbooks. On the other hand, during the summer vacation, they are expected to complete homework assignments without the use of textbooks. In the previous month, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif issued a stern warning against the delayed printing of books.