June 27. Ilam, Two months have passed since the new academic year began, but many students in Ilam are yet to receive the school text books.
The depot of the Janak Education Materials Centre Limited, responsible to distribute the course book, has already shut down even before every student got their hands on the essential text books.
Text books of education and economics for Grade 9 and 10 have yet to arrive, said manager of Terhathum Books and Stationery Tanka Dhamala. Also scarce is Grade 9 accounts and Grade 8 Nepali and English books, he added.
The District Education Office says that it had released the required amount immediately at the start of the academic year so that the books are available for students on time. However, the students are yet to benefit from the same.