Kerala to make Malayalam compulsory till Class 10

Posted By: IANS

Thiruvananthapuram, April 11, 2017: Malayalam will have to be taught compulsorily at all schools till Class 10 in the state irrespective of the syllabus, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media on Tuesday.

An ordinance to this effect has already been inked by Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam.

The new law also states that strict action, including Rs 5,000 fine, would be initiated against the school authorities if this is not implemented. Besides, other legal action would be taken.

The syllabi being followed in the state include those of the Kerala Education Board, the Central Board of Secondary Education and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Board.

Kerala to make Malayalam compulsory till Class 10

Currently, the students in Kerala have the option to study Special English if not Malayalam. Some schools also provide French as another option.

Vijayan said this law will not be applicable to foreign nationals or to those students who hail from other states.

The ordinance states that from now on children in Kerala schools should not be fined or penalised if they choose to speak in Malayalam in schools.

IANS

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