Tripura government will begin distribution of books for students of classes I to XII from June 21 to ensure that the new academic session is resumed.
However, classes will not resume in schools in view of the rising number of positive Covid-19 cases being detected in the state.
Tripura education minister Ratan Lal Nath said, “Instructions for distribution of books for classes I to XII have been given to all the headmasters and headmasters-in-charge from June 21.”
“However, no class will reopen and 50 per cent of the teachers have to attend schools,” he said.
However, the headmasters will decide on how many teaching and non-teaching staff should be present in schools during the distribution of books.
“We had ordered 29 lakh books in 68 titles for classes I to VIII and till now, 27,54,900 books of 63 titles reached the state. Another 1,45,100 books of five titles will arrive shortly,” Nath said
“For classes I to VIII, a total of 1,34,200 English books in 34 titles have been purchased directly from NCERT,” he said.
“1,10,200 books of these books in 29 titles have reached the state, while 24,000 are on their way to the state”, he also added.
Moreover, the state government had ordered 4,9,500 books of 57 titles for classes IX to XII, of which 1,75,000 books of 32 titles have arrived so far.
A high official of the Assam education department said, “The school authorities have to collect the books of classes IX and X from the 24 offices of the inspector-of-schools (IoS) and books of classes XI and XII from the eight district education offices.”
The books of classes I to VIII will be available at 51 IoS offices across the different districts and 23 IoS offices in the autonomous district council areas.