Andhra Pradesh to make English the medium of instruction in state-run schools
The Andhra Pradesh government is set to make all government elementary schools ‘English-medium’ from the next academic year. The decision of the government is mainly due to two reasons. First, there is a general belief that English-medium students can get good jobs as compare to Hindi medium. And secondly, economically constrained families are shifting their children from free government schools to private English-medium schools. As per the research study, from India and abroad shows those children who get educated in their mother tongue learn in better manner as compare to those children who start school in a new language. A study of learning outcomes conducted in government and private elementary schools in Andhra Pradesh has found that children perform best in Telugu-medium schools.
Topics: Andhra Pradesh • Education policy • India • Language policy • Languages • Linguistic rights • Medium of instruction • South India • States and union territories of India • Telugu language policy