Manipur government has launched launched e-textbooks for students of class 8 to 10 in view of the nationwide lockdown.
Education minister Thokchom Radheshyam launched e-textbooks in Imphal on Sunday.
Minister Radheshyam said that making the textbooks available in electronic format is one of the many initiatives taken by the government to address the problems in the education sector posed by the prevailing situation arising out of the nationwide lockdown.
Once the textbooks are made available in electronic format, it would help in developing study materials in this format by various stakeholders, he said.
The e-textbooks will be easily accessible to the students and teachers at times of crisis like the present one triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Radheshyam said that there would also be a provision for improving the textbooks further by seeking comments from the public.
It will also become the source of early printing of textbooks in times to come.
The e-textbook programme was taken up by BOSEM. Books for class 1 to 8 are prepared by State Council for Educational Research Training while those for class 9 to 10 are in the domain of BOSEM.
Now, all the e-textbooks for class 1 to 10, totalling 71 books, would be uploaded soon, he said.
It will take around two weeks to upload all the books. Books in tribal dialects will be uploaded subsequently.
The e-textbooks will be available at the newly designed website – bosemebook.in – developed by X-tremeWave. The textbooks can also be accessed through mobile application ‘Bosem eBook’, which can be downloaded from Google Play Store.