GUWAHATI: Assam education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that teaching in vernacular languages up to class five will be made mandatory under National Education Policy, 2020.
Speaking on the occasion of Independence Day at Morigaon on Saturday, Dr. Sarma said that all students will study in mother tongue or local, regional languages up to class five.
“Even English medium schools will have to teach either in Assamese or Tiwa, Rabha, Mising or Bodo up to class five. They will start teaching in English after class five,” Dr. sarma said.
He also stated that Assamese as a subject has been made mandatory for schools in Assam up to class ten.
In my Independence Day speech in Morigaon, I have dealt on national educational policy, the medium of instruction up to class V as well as our decision to introduce Assamese as one of the subjects in all schools up to class X pic.twitter.com/hBYZcPBY7I
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 16, 2020