Civic stu­dents to get free books on first day of school

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

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.”

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

With schools re­open­ing on Mon­day, a cou­ple shops for school bag at the APMC mar­ket. ■

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