Approval to derecognised primary schools

Special Correspondent

Fines imposed on errant institutions

BANGALORE: The Karnataka Government has given its approval to 2,215 primary schools which were given notice of de-recognition on charges of flouting the language policy.

The schools, which had obtained permission to impart education in Kannada, were running English-medium schools on the sly. Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Basavaraj Horatti took a firm stand last year that the schools should close down irrespective of the difficulties to be faced by children and their parents.

The Cabinet on Thursday, ratified the proposal of a Cabinet Subcommittee, including imposing a penalty on the schools that violated the language policy.