Class 8 students without computer Science textbook
Rawalpindi:Students of Class 8 are still searching for the textbook of Computer Science as the Punjab Textbook Board has failed to ensure its availability in the market even after three months of the academic year.
The non-availability of the textbook is forcing many students to change their subject from Computer Science to Home Economics or Agriculture, as they have no other option, because three months have already passed and the final examination are not far away.
Students and parents, while talking to ‘The News,’ said that despite passage of three months the textbook of Computer Science was not available in the market that showed the level of interest of Punjab Textbook Board. They said that the future of thousands of students was at stake, but the concerned authorities were doing nothing to solve the issue and provide book in the market.
Malik Naseem, father of a student, said: “My son is studying in Class 8. For the last three months, I have been visiting almost all bookshops in twin cities to get the textbook of Computer Science, but I have failed to get one.”
He said that when he contacted the Punjab Textbook Board officials they told him that the printing of the book was still in process and soon it would be available in the market. “The concerned authorities should take it seriously and provide the book as soon as possible because students have to cover the course for annual examinations,” he added.
Shahzad Ali, a student, said: “We waited for the book for three months, but now we are going to change our subject, as we don’t have any other option.”
He said that he would request the concerned authorities to just think about the future of thousands of students and take interest in publishing textbooks on time.
Chaudhry Amjad, a bookshop owner, said that a large number of students visit his shop and demand the textbook of Computer Science, but they are helpless as the book is not available in the market. He said that he had contacted the Punjab Textbook Board, but the officials do not provide any information about the book.
When official spokesperson of the Punjab Textbook Board Muhammad Abid was contacted by ‘The News’, he expressed his unawareness about the non-availability of the textbook. He said: “I don’t know who is responsible for this delay and when this book will be available in the market.The news