September 24, 2017

20 to 35 million textbooks to be printed for 2018-2019 academic year

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint addresses the meeting on printing school textbooks.  Photo: MNA

The Printing and Publishing Department of the Ministry of Information is planning to publish 20 to 35 million school textbooks for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.
The statement by Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint came at the first coordination meeting of the school textbooks printing and publishing committee at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. At the meeting, Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister for Education, discussed the need for textbooks in basic education primary, middle and high schools for the whole country and time frame for the printing.
The Printing and Publishing Department is mainly printing the order placed by the Ministry of Education and has published the books for 21 years up to the 2013-2014 Academic Year. The department will print high-quality textbooks so that students can have durable books for their education, said Dr. Pe Myint. The Director-General of Printing and Publishing Department discussed the benefits of upgrading the quality of the textbooks and Permanent Secretary and Deputy Chairman of school textbooks Printing and Distribution Committee U Myo Myint Maung and committee’s members clarified the processes for the printing. —Myanmar News Agency

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