Administration indifferent to selling illegal guidebooks

Sun Online Desk

23rd February, 2020 09:20:18 printer

Administration indifferent to selling illegal guidebooks

Country’s book traders and sellers are passing a high time as they are engaged in selling illegal guidebooks and notes since the new academic year began in January.

Although the sale of guidebooks or notes had been banned by the Education Ministry, illegal notes and guidebooks are being sold continuously across the country defying the government order as local administrations are not serious about the matter.

Local administrations had been keeping mum and overlooking the matter for long.

A correspondent from Patuakhali reported that primary, secondary students of Dumki upazila were provided booklists by their schoolteachers. And the students were asked to buy guidebooks and notes.

It has also been reported that local booksellers somehow convinced the schoolteachers so that their students purchase guidebooks. In return, teachers are allegedly receiving commission from the booksellers.

Islamia Library, Alam Library, Delwar Library, Salam Library, Lebukhali Teacher's Library among 15-20 bookstores in Dumki upazila were witnessed of selling illegal guidebooks of various publications openly.

Shahidul Islam, assistant education officer of upazila secondary education, said, "Although there is a government ban on selling notes and guidebooks, we can do nothing in this regard as the upazila administration is responsible for taking necessary measures in stopping the sale of those books.”

When asked, Dumki Upazila Nirbahi Officer Shankar Kumar Biswas said, “you run the news first and then I will take action.”