Staff Correspondent

‘Decision on misuse of permission for Kannada schools soon’

HUBLI: Primary and Secondary Education Minister Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri has said that there is no change in the State Government’s stand on the issue of private educational institutions misusing the permission given to them to open Kannada medium schools.

Addressing presspersons after participating in “Havyaka Habba” organised by Havyaka Educational and Cultural Organisation of Hubli-Dharwad here on Sunday, Mr. Kageri said that there was no change in the language policy of the State.

Mr. Kageri said that of the 3,000 schools against which the order for de-recognition was issued by the previous government, 1,000 had neither paid the fine nor had approached the court of law.

“However, these schools have admitted students for this academic year without the permission of the Education Department. Now the managements of these schools are trying to indulge in emotional blackmail by using the students and their parents,” he said.

The Minister said that the Government had considered the matter seriously and a decision on it would be taken after a discussion with the Chief Minister.

He said that the Governor, Rameshwar Thakur, should have initiated steps against the institutions that misused the permission given to them to open Kannada medium schools.

However, now that the academic year had begun, the Government would take a decision taking all aspects into consideration, he said.

The Government would not give into the lobby of private school managements, he added.

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