Students do not have to wait beyond their first day of school this academic year for textbooks.
The Education department has received 85 to 90 per cent of the books required for the students in the district and has started transporting them to schools.
The department had received textbooks for almost all the subjects.
“Books for a few subjects are yet to arrive in adequate numbers. These books are now being transported from Chennai and will arrive in the district shortly,” officials said.
All the text books would be transported to the schools by the end of this month, they added. Adequate number of the volumes were being sent even to schools located in remote, hilly areas of the district like Thalavady, the officials said.
The distribution of text books would begin after an announcement made by the government. “Steps have been taken to ensure that all eligible students get the textbooks,” officials said.
The department has also taken efforts to store the textbooks safely till the distribution begins.