Andhra Pradesh

‘Switching to English needs homework’


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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