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Karnataka Government makes Kannada compulsory in all schools across the State.

17 Oct | Source: : Oswaal Books Editorial Board

The Karnataka State Board have made it compulsory in all schools across the State that irrespective of Boards, it will be compulsory to study Kannada. The state government, in an order, has made Kannada compulsory in all schools, private, aided or government, across boards- SSLC, ICSE, and CBSE. The move has received severe backlash from CBSE schools owners association & will be applicable from next year onwards.

According to a circular from the department of public instruction, all schools will teach Kannada as First or Second language compulsorily. Kannada will be introduced in a phased manner classwise. The language will be compulsory for class 1 and 2 students of all schools from the next academic year i.e., 2018-19. Kannada will be made a compulsory subject for higher classes in a phased manner. By the academic year 2026-27, Kannada will be compulsory for all students starting from Class 1 to class 10 across all boards.

CBSE and ICSE institutions in the state will be affected as they have many students from outside Karnataka. While the move is widely hailed by scholars and pro-Kannada activists, schools say that it is very difficult for them.An official said, “Compulsory Kannada was happily adopted in all the schools and we also encourage students and parents to learn Kannada because it is very important for anyone to learn their local language as it opens them up to the culture and traditions of the state.”

The Karnataka State Board have made it compulsory in all schools across the State that irrespective of Boards, it will be compulsory to study Kannada. The state government, in an order, has made Kannada compulsory in all schools, private, aided or government, across boards- SSLC, ICSE, and CBSE. The move has received severe backlash from CBSE schools owners association & will be applicable from next year onwards.

According to a circular from the department of public instruction, all schools will teach Kannada as First or Second language compulsorily. Kannada will be introduced in a phased manner classwise. The language will be compulsory for class 1 and 2 students of all schools from the next academic year i.e., 2018-19. Kannada will be made a compulsory subject for higher classes in a phased manner. By the academic year 2026-27, Kannada will be compulsory for all students starting from Class 1 to class 10 across all boards.

CBSE and ICSE institutions in the state will be affected as they have many students from outside Karnataka. While the move is widely hailed by scholars and pro-Kannada activists, schools say that it is very difficult for them.An official said, “Compulsory Kannada was happily adopted in all the schools and we also encourage students and parents to learn Kannada because it is very important for anyone to learn their local language as it opens them up to the culture and traditions of the state.”