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2,166 schools in 16 Uzs to be brought under midday meal: Zakir

2,166 schools in 16 Uzs to be brought under midday meal: Zakir

Our Correspondent GOPALGANJ, Jan 13: State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain on Thursday said marking the Mujib year-2020, the government has a plan to bring 2,166 primary schools in 16 upazilas under midday-meal coverage. "Under school feeding policy, all primary schools will be brought under midday- meal coverage in phases for enhancing quality of education alongside improving nutritional status of children," he said while inaugurating a mid-day-meal programme at Nilfa Boyra Government Primary school in Tungipara, Gopalganj. The state minister said currently 28.75 lakh students under 104 upazilas has been brought under midday meal programme. Each student is being given fortified biscuits of 75 gram daily, he added. The midday-meal programme includes high protein enriched biscuits and cooked food, which is being served every alternate day. As part of the initiative, cooked food is being distributed among students of 33 schools in Tungipara upazila of Gopalganj from today.

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