Taking sensational decisions and implementing them all of a sudden has become a habit for Jagan’s government. Though the opposition parties raised their voice against the implementation of English medium in High Schools, AP government barely heard them. Andhra Pradesh Government on Wednesday issued a GO to provide English Medium education in Municipal Schools from the next academic year. It’s gonna be English Medium Classes for Class 1st to Class 6th from next year onwards.
Taking a leaping step forward, it asked the State Council of Educational Research and Training to prepare handbooks and material to train teachers in teaching English in government schools. Initially, the government wanted to introduce English medium from Class I to VIII from the academic year 2020-21 and for Classes IX and X from the academic year 2021-22. After that, the government decided to implement an English medium from Class I to VI in phase 1 of its initiative.
“However, the Commissioner of School Education shall take steps to implement Telugu/Urdu as compulsory subject depending on the current medium of instruction in the schools,’’ the GO stated. The government directed the School Education Department to deploy the required number of teachers in the schools for the introduction of English medium.