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Kerala CBSE schools clashes with state government over introducing Malayalam as a compulsory subject

Published On: 30 Jun 2012 | Last Updated On: 30 Jun 2012

The disagreement between CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) school managements in Kerala and the state government has worsen with the CBSE schools claiming that the state is urging them to introduce Malayalam as a compulsory subject until Standard X from this academic session. Aggravated by this, CBSE schools have now requested the CBSE chairman to intervene and resolve the issue.

In the pretext of implementing the Right to Education Act, the Kerala State government has been issuing the CBSE schools based in the state a few guidelines and restrictions leading to a rift between the two. The government has also been trying to make the Kerala Educational Rules (KER) applicable to CBSE schools in the state. Moreover, the state government is also interfering in the fixation of fee; faculty appointment and the state board official are inspecting the CBSE schools based on the SCERT syllabus.

Upset with these developments, the CBSE school management has written a letter to the Chairman of the board requesting to intervene in the matter. The officials from the management also stated that NCERT officials should inspect the CBSE schools every year to ensure quality in education. In addition, the management also clearly stated that Malayalam cannot be implemented as first language till Class X.

CBSE schools management association suggested that the state government should refrain from modifying the operational norms of the CBSE schools in the state and the Central board should issue clear guidelines regarding the same to avoid all controversies.

Source: Times of India

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