Spell out stand on pvt schools teaching in English: High Court to government

Spell out stand on pvt schools teaching in English: High Court to government

Spell out stand on pvt schools teaching  in English: High Court to government

The High Court on Thursday directed the State government to spell out its stand on permitting private schools to teach in English medium.

Hearing a petition by the Association of Management of Government Recognised English Medium Schools in Karnataka, Justice B V Nagarathna  directed the government counsel to get instructions from the government in this regard by the next date of hearing.

The Association had moved the High Court for permission to teach in English from class 1 to 5. “In the light of the order by the Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court, it is binding on the authority and the government to permit these schools to impart education in English,” G R Mohan, the counsel for the Association, argued.

Questioning the government’s stance, the court observed, “This has to be a finality. Consider this application. This is the law of the land. Explain whether Article 141 (of the Constitution) applies here or not? You have to abide by it.”

When the government counsel began to speak about the infrastructure in the schools, the bench said, “It (permission) is not concerned with infrastructure. It is the same bench and the same classroom, but the medium of instruction will be different. The spirit of the (SC) judgment has to be appreciated. Allow them to teach in English,”the court said and directed the government counsel to get the instructions.

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