New Education Policy: Prakash Javadekar says no proposal to make Hindi mandatory till Class 8 - watsupptoday.com
New Education Policy: Prakash Javadekar says no proposal to make Hindi mandatory till Class 8
Posted 10 Jan 2019 04:22 PM

Agencies
Union minister Prakash Javadekar has rejected reports that a committee tasked with framing a new education policy for the country has recommended making Hindi language compulsory until Class 8.

"The Committee on New Education Policy in its draft report has not recommended making any language compulsory," Javadekar said in a tweet. "This clarification is necessitated in the wake of mischievous and misleading report in a section of the media."

The committee in question is a nine-member panel led by space scientist Dr K Kasturirangan. The committee was constituted in 2017 in order to formulate a new policy on school and college-level education in the country.

According to reports this morning, the committee's draft on New Education Policy (NEP) included a recommendation that studying the Hindi language must be made mandatory up to Class 8.

Among the other reported recommendations of the committee were suggestions that a uniform national-level syllabus be developed for science and mathematics and that certain local languages such as Awadhi, Bhojpuri and Maithili be made a mode of instruction up to Class 5 in regions where they are spoken.

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