Andhra Pradesh

‘Switching to English needs homework’

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Members of the Mathru Bhasha Madhyama Vedika, who are opposing the State government’s decision to replace Telugu with English as the primary medium of instruction in all government-run schools, have taken strong objection to what they have termed as attempts “to give a political and religious colour” to the issue.

“While it is a good sign that the issue is being extensively debated by educationists, social activists and littérateurs, the issue should be looked at purely from an academic perspective,” said a statement that was released by the association on Tuesday.

“ We are not opposed to implementation of English as the medium of instruction but it should be done in a systematic manner with proper planning and homework,” the release added.

The members said that the government should impose restrictions on private schools and demanded that the mother-tongue be used as the medium of instruction in primary schools.

The members further suggested that English language could be strengthened through the implementation of common school system.

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