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Telugu to Become Mandatory in Telangana Schools

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Telugu compulsory in Telangana Schools

As per reports, the Telangana government has decided to pass an ordinance that will make the language Telugu mandatory for classes 1st to 12th across the state regardless of board affiliation. Schools under CBSE, CISCE, and IB boards, too, will be regulated under this ordinance, if passed.

In 2017, ahead of the World Telugu Conference, a committee was constituted headed by SV Satyanarayana, the Vice-Chancellor of Potti Sriramulu Telugu University, to study the feasibility of such a decision. The committee had suggested that there be three levels of Telugu education for children depending on their background. They had underlined the fact that bypassing studying Telugu would not be an option.

With the file still in circulation in government, there has been no final decision made on the mode of implementation. Currently there are 1,370 schools in Telangana which don't have Telugu as a subject. Officials claim that introducing the subject next academic year should not cause any problems.