For the teachers of government primary schools in Uttar Pradesh, its time to brush their linguistic skills.

In a bid to improve quality of English education in primary schools, a special training programme for teachers across the state is being organised under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan.

“A programme has been launched by the education department wherein teachers of class one to five will be trained in various methods of teaching English language,” Additional State Project Director of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan Ashok Ganguly told PTI.

Till now in government run primary schools, including those covered under Basic Education Directorate, English as a subject, was being taught from class three, department sources said.

“To bring the students of government run schools at par with those studying in private convents, the government had decided to introduce English as a subject from class one,” they said.

“As the subject will be introduced from class one instead of class three, necessary changes has been made in the textbooks,” Mr. Ganguly said.

He said that special orientation programme for the teachers would be organised to apprise them with the changes effected in the textbooks.