Focus on education quality, not language, say experts

The government should first get its basics right on education and then focus on peripheral issues like compulsorily teaching Hindi to school students in non-Hindi speaking states, say experts on the anti-Hindi row that has erupted in Tamil Nadu.

On Saturday, Opposition parties in the southern state reacted with anger against the three-language formula suggested for school students in the draft National Education Policy that was presented by the K.Kasturirangan Committee to the Central government recently.

Dividing states into Hindi speaking and non-Hindi speaking, the Kasturirangan Committee recommended teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states in addition to the regional language and English.

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