School Of Education Department, Telangana penned down some major strict updates as the board has sent notification to ICSE, CBSE and IB located across the state asking them to guarantee that it becomes compulsory for the class 10 students to attempt the Telugu subject exam as the second language paper. The education department has also threatened to withdraw the recognition from the schools in case the new order is not being followed.
The notification is an assurance on the 2018 act of Telangana (Compulsory Teaching and Learning of Telugu in Schools) according to which Telugu was made a compulsory learning language for Class I to X. The boards with which these schools have been affiliated do not have a say in this decision.
Initially the rule was made compulsory for classes 1 and 6 and then later on for the remaining classes; II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII, IX and now the turn has come for class X. Class 10 would have to emerge for the Telugu board exam. According to the act all the classes have to be covered by 2022-2023.
The aim of passing this act is to protect the literature and language of the state of Telangana. Two types of books have been issued, one for non-Telugu students and the other for those whose mother tongue is Telugu. The books were designed by SCERT like ‘Jabili’ is for classes between I and V, ‘Nava Vasantham’ is for the Middle School students
Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekhar Rao announced the passing of the new act in 2017 at World Telugu Conference.