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Updated on: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 03:31 AM IST

Learning Hindi should be compulsory till class 8: New Education Policy recommends

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It is likely that the learning of Hindi language will be made compulsory till 8th standard in all schools across country, as per the key recommendations of draft report on New Education Policy. The report developed by K Kasturirangan committee recommends three-language formula with teaching of Hindi mandatory for students till class 8th. At present, Hindi is not a compulsory subject in many non-Hindi speaking states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, West Bengal and Assam.

Moreover, the report also recommends a uniform syllabus for Science and Mathematics across all the schools of the country and promoting skill-based education. The policy also encourages for developing a syllabus in local languages up to class 5 in areas where they are spoken.

The Indian Express quoted HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar as saying that he will get the report after the Parliament winter session ends.  The policy also recommends developing a permanent education committee, headed by the Prime Minister, a regulatory mechanism to be strengthened and headed by someone from outside the government and for technical and professional courses to be promoted among SC/ST students.

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Published on: Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10:44 AM IST
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