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April 8, 2009

Textbook scarcity hits Class IX students in Namrup, Naharkatia


Correspondent
NAMRUP, April 8 – The introduction of new syllabus, especially for Class IX by SEBA in the current academic session 2009, has caused difficulties in Namrup and Naharkatia owing to the scarcity of textbooks. It is learnt that at least 50 per cent students of Class IX are yet to get their textbooks on English, Social Science, General Math, Science, Assamese, Advanced History, Geography and Mathematics though the new academic session has already run for three months, plunging the students’ as well as guardians into confusion and uncertainty.

Owners of book stalls located at Namrup and Naharkatia informed this correspondent that they had received only 45 per cent of required books which were too scanty to cope with the demand. “Books are not available in the leading book shops of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sivasagar and Jorhat. We are sure of getting the required books soon,” a bookseller said.

When contacted, the heads of different institutions in and around Namrup told this correspondent that no instructional syllabus containing unitwise distribution of lessons has hitherto been provided by SEBA to the respective schools under its jurisdiction. ASSAM TRIBUNE

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