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Introduce English from class I: Minister

Introduce English from class I: Minister

DC | 02nd Oct 2013

 


 Bengaluru: Primary and Secondary Education Minister Kimmane Rathnakar has directed officials of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to introduce English as a subject immediately from class I in all Government schools.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Vidyavahini project under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan on Tuesday. This Vidyavahini project enables the department to monitor and supervise information and communication of various interventions launched under the SSA and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan.
Locals can lodge their grievances about schools online through this new initiative. “English from class I is one of the assurances given in our manifesto. We must implement it every year from the begining of the academic year. This year we must start the project at the earliest,” he said.
An officer said DPI has joined hands with the British Council over training the teachers to teach English. Rathnakar informed that he has already directed the DPI officials to come out with a comprehensive re­po­rt on the status of Urdu schools and students studying in these schools following the media exposing the fact that the highest dropout rate is prevailing among Muslim students both at the primary as well as upper primary stage.
“Once we receive the report, the government will hold discussions with all the stake holders,” he said.

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