Telangana to make Telugu compulsory in schools
The Telangana government is set to make the Telugu language compulsory in all schools functioning in the state.
As per the report, the policy will be implemented in the next academic year itself. Importantly, even the CBSE schools and ISCE schools operating in the state will be asked to make Telugu a compulsory subject.
At the behest of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, the state’s education minister has held a meeting to review the steps taken by the concerned officials to implement the policy.
Earlier, the states like Tamil Nadu and Punjab successfully implemented similar steps to encourage the school children to learn their local language.
It is said that the CBSE and ISCE are in favour of the move to give importance to the local languages in the academics.
These aforementioned boards have a declared policy in this matter, even though no serious effort has been taken to implement its policy that the local language should be given importance in the academics.
Once the policy is implemented, in each and every school, from the first standard to intermediate, the local language will be taught.
Those developing the curriculum have been advised to make it as an easier subject to the students- even to those who are going to learn it for the first time.
Vignesh. S. G
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