G.O.MS.No. 24 Dated: 13-05-2020 - School Education Department - Medium of instruction - Seeking the advice from the SCERT / State Academic Authority - Recommendations furnished - Acceptance of the recommendations of the SCERT - Orders - Issued.
SCERT recommends English as medium of instruction from Class I on wards duly taking in to consideration:
i. Conformity with the values enshrined in the Constitution;
ii. All round development of the child;
iii. Building up child’s knowledge, potentiality and talent;
iv. Development of physical and mental abilities to the fullest extent;
v. Learning through activities, discovery and exploration in a child friendly and child-centered manner;
vi. Making the child free of fear, trauma and anxiety and helping the child
vii. to express view freely, Comprehensive and continuous evaluation of child’s understanding of knowledge and his/her ability to apply the same.
As recommended above the Government of Andhra Pradesh may introduce English as a medium of instruction in all Government schools from Class I to X in a phased manner. Wherever the parents of the children studying in primary schools have opted for English medium, action may be taken to introduce English as medium of instruction straight away from 2020-21 on wards.
SCERT has already developed text books in all media from Class I to VI and government may issue orders for printing of books and supply to the children studying in those schools.
Schools running with Urdu, Tamil, Kannada and Oriya as medium of instruction may be continued without converting them in to English medium as those groups are linguistic minorities in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Instead an option for English medium to run parallelly can be given to such schools.
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