Thursday, June 12, 2008

English Replaces Telugu As Teaching Medium In Andhra Schools

Andhra Pradesh government has decided that English will replace Telugu as the medium of instruction in 6,500 government-run schools in the state from the new academic year beginning this month.At the same time the state syllabus will be replaced with the Central Board of School Education (CBSE) syllabus so that children in these schools are able to compete with their counterparts from other states.The authorities have also made arrangements to train the teachers who are currently teaching Telugu medium syllabus. They would undergo training in English at reputed universities and institutes in the country.The government's move to introduce English as medium of instruction has been welcomed by the teaching community and students.

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