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Assam govt to introduce 4 tribal languages in schools for classes 1-5

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Guwahati:  Assam’s Education Minister Ranoj Pegu on Friday stated that the government has decided to introduce the four tribal languages as a medium of teaching at the lower primary school level to fulfill the demands of these communities.

In Assam, four tribal languages, Mising, Rabha, Tiwa and Deori will be used as a medium of instruction in classes from one to five.

From classes one to five, we have opted to introduce the Mising, Rabha, Tiwa and Deori languages as a medium of education. The introduction of these languages as a medium of teaching at the lower primary school level was a demand from these communities, said Pegu.

The module will be multilingual. Textbooks will be developed in such a way that kids may study Assamese or English while teaching Rabha language,the minister stated.

The government is trying to introduce these languages as a medium of teaching this year only, but it is based on technical issues such as textbook preparation, minister added.

For the preparation of textbooks, schools and instructors who are proficient in the aforementioned languages will be selected. Or else these languages will be introduced in 2023.

Meanwhile, the Assam government on Monday announced that Garo and seven other tribal languages will be taught in State schools up to the higher secondary level as part of the curriculum.

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