NEP 2020: KVs unlikely to change medium of instruction

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Education reforms 

Context: 

  • The new NEP contained a clause which provides for the mother tongue or local language to be used as the medium of instruction “wherever possible” at least until Class 5, but preferably till Class 8 and beyond.  
  • Kendriya Vidyalayas and schools affiliated to the CBSE cater to the needs of people in transferable jobs. It would not be practical to use students’ mother tongue or regional languages as the medium of instruction for such schools. 

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  • Kendriya Vidyalayas cater to the needs of Central government employees posted anywhere and it contains students from all over India from Jammu and Kashmir to Kanniyakumari.  
  • Therefore, it becomes practically difficult to teach in their mother tongue or different medium of instructions in one class. 
  • KVs are directly controlled by the Education Ministry. 
  • Most of the CBSE schools are also catering to the requirement of people in transferable jobs.  
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