NTUC still short of 50,000 textbooks for Share—A—Textbook Project

SINGAPORE : NTUC FairPrice has said it is still short of some 50,000 textbooks for its Share—A—Textbook Project meant for needy families and students.

This is due to a 50 per cent increase in the number of students who will benefit from the project’s priority scheme.

With the closing date for collection four days away, FairPrice said it has collected about 150,000 textbooks. And more Primary and Secondary School textbooks are required.

FairPrice said that while the donation of textbooks has been generous, its volunteers have observed a trend of non—relevant and unusable textbooks such as used assessment books, university textbooks and textbooks with missing or defaced pages being donated.

Textbooks collected will be distributed to the public at four secondary schools on December 5.

But those on the priority scheme will be able to get them earlier.

— CNA/ms