Gazette notification on Kannada teaching in schools

Teaching Kannada either as first language or second language between classes I and X in schools across the state has been notified in the state gazette. The gazette notification was issued on October 21, 2017.

DH had reported the state government’s decision in its edition dated October 16.

Nali-Kali Kannada/Kali-Nali Kannada (Savi Kannada) has been prescribed for teaching Kannada as first language while Kali Kannada (Introductory) is for teaching Kannada as second language till class VI.

From Class V, Kannada language textbook and Kannada second language have been prescribed for schools respectively for teaching Kannada as first and second language.

Outside Karnataka students being admitted between Class II and IX should study the prescribed text for Class 1 during their first year in Karnataka.

They should study the
textbook of Class II and continue the order during successive years.

The government has constituted competent authorities to take action against managements that fail to implement the government order.

They are also empowered to visit schools for inspection and initiate disciplinary action.

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