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Karnataka Government Wants Kannada to be a language till Class 12

The Karnataka Government is all set to work on a two-pronged strategy under which they are willing to push its agenda for inclusion of Kannada as a language for students’ up to class 12.

Mar 7, 2015 16:00 IST
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The Karnataka Government is all set to work on a two-pronged strategy under which they are willing to push its agenda for inclusion of Kannada as a language for students’ up to class 12. The administration in Karnataka has been pushed aside by the judicial bodies earlier saying that the parents could not be allowed to choose a child’s medium of instruction.

The legislature is going to pass a resolution in the budget session that Kannada should be taught mandatorily as a language for children studying till Class 12 in the state syllable schools. The proposal would further include provisions of making Kannada as the only medium of instruction up to class 5 under the Right of Children to Free and compulsory Education Act. This has been informed by the Primary and Secondary Education Minister Kimmane Ratnakar. He admitted that making Kannada as compulsory language till Class 12 is a strong move and it would help students getting more knowledge about their mother tongue.

Previously, the Supreme Court in May 2014 declined the claims of the legislature on the decision that mother tongue should be the only medium of instruction for all the primary schools. The state government has moved a curative petition in order to make amendments in the Act and make Kannada as the medium of instruction till class V in primary schools.

Important Points

  • Karnataka Government is all set to push its agenda for inclusion of Kannada as a language for students’ up to class 12
  • The legislature will pass a resolution in the budget session that Kannada should be taught mandatorily

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