HYDERABAD: Telugu will be a compulsory subject in the state from the next academic year, even in central government schools like Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Deputy Chief Minister (Education) K Srihari said they spoke with the higher officials of CBSE and ICSE, who informed the state government that they had no objection to implementation of Telugu as a compulsory subject in ICSE and CBSE schools.
The sub-committee constituted by the state government has been rechristened as Advisory committee on the implementation of Telugu. According to officials, there are around 1,370 schools in Telangana where Telugu is not taught as the mother tongue.
“If any student failed to learn Telugu up to fifth class, then sixth class Telugu subject will be prepared in an easy way that any student can learn the language. The same would apply for every other class. The Intermediate Telugu books too will be in a simple manner, for students who had Telugu as a subject up to SSC,” the officials said.
The state government has made Telugu a compulsory subject from first class to Intermediate, starting next academic year. The syllabus and textbooks would be prepared very soon for the implementation of Telugu as a compulsory language from 2018-19 academic year.