Civic students to get free books on first day of school
With the new academic year beginning on Monday, the education department of NMMC has made arrangements for distribution of free books to the students of Classes 1 to 10 of all civic and aided schools in the city.
Education department officials said the school uniform and other stationery will be handed over to them within a fortnight of the schools reopening.
While the civic schools in Mumbai and other areas have witnessed a fall in number of students, the student strength in NMMC civic schools has constantly been rising.
Besides, the board results of the civic schools too has been impressive. The Diwale and Shiravane civic schools had a 100% record in Class 10 board examination this year.
The NMMC has 68 schools that have Classes 1 to 8 with a
strength of 30,852 and 17 schools that have Classes 9 and 10 with students numbering 4,984.
There are also 95 balwadis with the total strength of 5,500. The student strength of aided schools in the city is 34,300.
An education department official said, “The primary
school students will get uniform, shoes, socks, school bag, raincoat and PT uniform and books.”
He added, “The secondary school students get two uniforms, shoes, socks and books. The students of Classes 9 and 10 will get free books.”
With schools reopening on Monday, a couple shops for school bag at the APMC market. ■