Education dept plans to enact Malayalam Language Teaching Act in all schools

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Thrissur: Four years after passing the Malayalam Language Teaching Act in the Assembly, the education department now plans to speed up enacting it in all schools across the state.

The Assembly passed the Malayalam Language Teaching Act in 2017. It made teaching Malayalam compulsory in every school in the state. The Director of the Public Instruction (DPI) was entrusted with enacting the law.

A panel of Malayalam teachers in the respective districts have to visit the schools to verify if they are following the law. However, no district has formed the panel yet. The law also suggests providing scholarships to the top scorers of Malayalam in SSLC exam. This too did not happen.

Meanwhile, Kerala Sanskrit Teachers Federation district secretary K R Jayadevan said that they are not opposing the decision to teach Malayalam in schools, but the move to remove the post of Sanskrit teachers irks them.

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