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Every year, when new academic course starts there is always the problem of textbook shortage. The sole publisher and distributor of the government textbook,Janak Shikshya Samagri Kendra (JSSK), always has some trouble regarding the printing and supply of the books.

This year Nepal government had launched a school enrollment program which was coincided with the new academic session however due to the shortage of books it has not been successful.

Six months since the printing started, 16 million books, including those in stock, are ready against the target of 19.7 million sets for this year. According to JSSK spokesperson Manohar Lamichhane, most of the printed books have been dispatched to different districts, targeting those in the hill and rural areas first. However, a report of the textbooks monitoring committee presents a different picture. “Books are inadequate in majority of the districts be it from the Tarai like Banke and Rupandehi or from hills like Gorkha and Lamjung,” said Suprabhat Bhandari, president of Nepal Guardians’ Association and a member of the monitoring committee.

Director General Ram Chandra Silwal has assured to meet the target of 19.7  in two weeks. Let's see what happens then. But looking at all the past records of JSSK, there is little hope that they will finish supplying the books by the end of two weeks. What do you think??
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  1. E-books says:

    The advantage to these specialty used book sellers is that many of them also buy back the books that were purchased. Campus bookstores usually offer this service as well, so it is a good idea to see who will give the best price for unwanted books at the end of the semester. This little extra can help in the purchase of books for the following semester or provide that little infusion of cash needed at the end of the school year.

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