Govt to distribute school stuff free of cost: Zakir


20th February, 2020 07:45:55 printer

Govt to distribute school stuff free of cost: Zakir

State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossen today said the government has taken initiatives to distribute education support materials – shoes, dresses and bags – alongside text books among students across the country.

The state minister said this while speaking as the chief guest at a view- exchange meeting at Baimhati Primary School playground at Mirzapur upazila in Tangail district.

Chaired by District Deputy Commissioner (DC) Md Shahidul Islam, the meeting was addressed, among others, by Parliament Member Md Akabbar Hossain, said a press release.

Zakir Hossen said the government is disbursing stipend among 1.37 crore students every year under Social Safety Net Programme.

“Mid-day meal and school feeding programmes have been launched in poverty- stricken areas with a view to decreasing dropout, increasing enrollment and fulfilling nutrition’s requirement of school kids,” he said.