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Provision of Free Textbooks

Expenditure on education has been judged as one the key grounds of low enrollment and high dropout rates. To address this issue the Government of Punjab (GoPb) allowed free provision of textbooks for all grades from Katchi (or nursery) to Grade 10.

Academic Year Qty of Free Textbooks (Million) Total Cost (Million)
2004 - 05 12 394
2005 - 06 21 743
2006 - 07 25 823
2007 - 08 30 910
2008 - 09 30.8 904
2009 - 10 33.5 1731
2010 - 11 35.5 1800
2011 - 12 40.08 2200
2012 - 13 40.2 2200
2013 - 14 38.5 3000
2014 - 15 38.5 3000
2015 - 16 38.6 3600
2016 - 17 38.7 3600