Karnataka: No English Exams for Class III, IV - Education Minister

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Sun Nov 12 16:48:36 UTC 2006

News -- Bangalore: No English Exams for Class III, IV - Education Minister

>>From New Indpress

Bangalore, Nov 11: The Education Department has scrapped English exams for
Class III and IV as the students passing out from the class II will find
it difficult to cope with the language. Primary and Secondary Education
Minister Basavaraj S Horatti told this website's newspaper that students
entering class III next year will not be familiar with the English
subject. Students may find it difficult to clear the exams, he said.
However, the workbooks and textbooks for the class I, II and also Class
III, IV will remain untouched, he said.

In a move, the department has stated that they will not help the students
of the de-recognised schools to get admission in other schools. Now it is
the responsibility of the parents to get admission for them. Students can
get admission in government aided schools but if the parents are keen on
looking at English medium schools, we cannot help it, he said. On helping
out the parents to provide admission for the students in nearby schools,
the Minister, said that the matter would be discussed in the meeting. It
may be noted that the government had de-recognised over 1,000 schools this
year for violating the language policy. This had created panic and the
government decided to extend the deadline to the next year.



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