Government schools in Karnataka will have to compulsorily teach English as one of the languages from Class 1. However, only some government schools seem to be complying with the rule.
Primary and secondary education minister Kimmane Ratnakar said on Tuesday: “English from class I is among one of the assurances in the Congress manifesto. We must implement it from the beginning of every academic year. This year, we must start the project at the earliest.”
The decision has been taken to prevent students from moving to private schools, he said, adding that there will be no examination for English from classes 1 to 5.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Vidyavahini project under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the minister said that there will soon be around 6,000 schools with community-based interventions like the school-adoption programme.
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