Nagaland: SCERT to remove Alternative English from syllabus; will promote Naga dialects


DIMAPUR, MAY 6, 2018: The principal secretary, school education and SCERT, Menukhol John, on Saturday has issued a notification in regards to the implementation of the three language policy and promotion of Naga local dialects in the state.

According to the policy, textbooks on Naga heritage studies in local languages will be introduced from Class I in the state from the 2018 academic session and Alternative English will be abolished in a phased manner starting from Class V and from Classes VI to VIII from 2019 in all schools in Nagaland.

However, in the urban areas, in addition to the usage of local languages, textbooks on Naga heritage studies will also be available in English to be used for non-local students (those outside the linguistic group of the local area).

The chairman of Nagaland Board of Secondary Education has asked for a compliance report from all affiliated higher secondary and high schools and a list of the defaulting schools for taking action.

Source: The Telegraph

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