The CBSE students will learn in 22 languages
Till now, the mediums of instruction in CBSE schools were English and Hindi
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that 22 languages including Odia, will now be the mediums of instruction in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools across the country on Sunday, July 23.
Till now, the mediums of instruction in CBSE schools were English and Hindi.
Pradhan said the CBSE has issued a circular in this regard on Friday and allowed other languages as the mediums of instruction in their schools.
The Mint reported, as per PTI, the NCERT has taken this into serious consideration that all the textbooks in 22 scheduled languages should be available to all the students from next session onwards. The CBSE has acknowledged the importance of providing high-quality education in multiple language formats and also conduct examinations in different languages too.
He said the new mediums of instruction from classes 1 to 12 were added under the provisions of the National Education Policy (NEP).
He said a student who reads in his or her mother tongue understands the subject better than Hindi or English.
Pradhan said schools will make provisions for study in these languages and NCERT has also been asked to prepare textbooks accordingly.
Arrangements will also be made to conduct examinations in these languages, he said.
Taking to Twitter, Pradhan said NEP accords importance to all Indian languages as learning in one’s own mother tongue will enable students to get clarity in any subject.
With inputs from PTI