School textbook printing and distribution committee meeting (1/2018) was held at the Ministry of Information, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
At the meeting, school textbook printing and distribution committee chairman Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint said more progress had been achieved in the Ministry of Information work of printing school textbooks ordered by the Ministry of Education and efforts should be made towards providing good quality school textbooks in time.
Next, Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said school textbooks for academic year 2018-2019 were distributed in time one week ahead of the opening of the schools and based on past experience, all are urged to suggest and discuss to achieve better result this year.
Afterwards, school textbook printing sub-committee chairman Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun, school textbook distribution sub-committee chairman Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun explained about the organisation, duties and future work processes of the sub-committees, while school textbook printing and distribution committee deputy chairman Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung explained about forming of sub-committees, type of papers used, size of books, printing and distribution of school textbooks by Printing and Publishing Enterprise of Ministry of Information, plan to call tender for printing, tender policy and rules and action taken against printing businesses last year that failed to follow procedures and rules.
Meeting attendees then discussed, suggested and agreed on the 2019-2020 academic year school textbook printing and publishing work process.
The meeting come to a close after Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint delivered a concluding speech.