Published: 06th September 2018
English medium at govt schools soon, says HD Kumaraswamy
The Karnataka Chief Minister said that he is firm about his announcement on starting English medium classes
Despite opposition from Kannada activists against commencing English medium classes at select government schools in the state, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is firm about the announcement made by him in the state budget.
After the CM made the announcement, several Kannada activists had met him and expressed their objection to the move. Talking about it at a programme organised to mark Teacher's Day at Vidhana Souda on Wednesday, the CM clarified that there was no question of withdrawing the proposal.
"I have already discussed its implementation with the Primary and Secondary Education Department officials and they are at it," the CM said. Also, the process to recruit qualified teachers for this purpose is on. Kumaraswamy said the student enrolment rate at government schools has come down by 10 lakh in the last few years and the aim is to bring all those students back to government schools by improving the quality of education and bring them on par with private schools.