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'Malayalam Must in KVs, CBSE, ICSE Schools'

Published: 10th July 2015 05:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2015 05:07 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The Kendriya Vidyalayas and schools following ICSE and CBSE syllabi were showing reluctance to teach Malayalam language despite a state government order issued in 2011, making it compulsory, Education Minister P K Abdu Rabb informed the Assembly on Thursday.

malayalam.jpgThe government was facing technical difficulty in implementing the order in such schools since a High Court order dated September 14, 2012, mentioned that the state government had no right to change the syllabi which were prepared by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

According to Rabb, the state government could insist that Malayalam was taught when granting recognition to new CBSE/ICSE schools in the state. After issuing orders in 2011 making Malayalam compulsory up to class X in all schools, the General Education secretary had also convened a meeting in May 2012 and issued instructions that Malayalam should be taught, the minister said.

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