Is Converting All Government Schools Into English Medium A Scam?

School Education Department Converting all classes from I to VI in Primary, Upper Primary, High Schools under all managements into English Medium from the academic year 2020-21 and gradually increasing each further class from the Next consequent academic years- Orders- Issued.

Implementation of Telugu as a compulsory subject in all schools in the State of Andhra Pradesh – Orders – Issued.
Government have issued orders for converting all classes from I to VI in Primary, Upper Primary and High Schools under all managements into English Medium from the academic year 2020-21 and gradually increasing each further class from the next consequent academic years and also to implement Telugu/ Urdu as compulsory subject depending on the current medium of instruction in all the schools compulsorily in line with the Government orders in the matter.

Pursuant to the above, in order to protect, promote and safeguard the interests of Telugu language, and furtherance of existing orders issued by the Government. The government hereby order to implement Telugu as a compulsory subject in all schools under all managements both Government and private, in the State.

The Commissioner of School Education, shall take further necessary action in the matter accordingly.
G.O.Ms.No.89 Dt:13.12.2019

Commissioner of School Education has submitted a proposal for converting all Government, MPP Schools and Zilla Parishad schools and all classes into English Medium from Grades I to VIII from the academic year 2020-21 and for Grades IX & X from academic year 2021-22.

After careful examination of the matter, Government hereby accord permission to the Commissioner of School Education to convert all classes from I to VI in Primary, Upper Primary, High Schools under all managements into English Medium from the academic year 2020-21 and gradually increasing each further class from the Next consequent academic years in superseding the earlier orders issued vide references 1st to 5th read above in the matter. However, the Commissioner of School Education shall take appropriate and adequate efforts to implement Telugu/Urdu as a compulsory subject depending on the current medium of instruction in all the Schools compulsorily in line with the Government orders in the matter.

The Commissioner of School Education shall ensure the following steps for successful implementation of English Medium schools:-

Required teachers should be deployed in the School as per the staffing pattern prescribed by the Government from time to time and as per pupil teacher ratio for single medium.

SCERT shall take necessary action for designing and development of Teacher Hand Books, Training of Teachers in English medium teaching skills and knowledge, Compendium of best classroom practices and other pedagogical material for supporting the teachers to be skilled in English Medium teaching.

Director SCERT in coordination with Commissioner of School Education shall take comprehensive action for online assessment of the current English proficiency levels of the Teachers, design appropriate training programs for enchasing the English Medium teaching skills for the teachers.

Intensive and extensive trainings must be ensured during the current academic year and during the Summer of 2020 for equipping the Teachers to teach in English Medium from academic Year 2020-21 for classes I to VI. Number of trainings shall be given to the Teachers until improving their English Medium Teaching skills in specific subjects and in general.

The action shall be taken for reviving the English Language Teaching Centers & District English Centers (DECs) and re-locating them in District Institutes for Education & Training (DIETs).Director, Text Book Press, should take action to obtain correct indents and ensure supply of English Medium Text Books to the Schools as per student enrolment for classes I to VI well before the starting of the academic year.

Keeping in view of the conversion of all schools and classes from I to VI into English Medium, requirement of Teachers can be arrived at and proposals should be submitted to Government by the Commissioner School Education.

In future, Teacher recruitments, qualified candidates with the best proficiency in English Medium teaching should be recruited.

The Commissioner of School Education, the State Project Director, SSA, the Director, SCERT, and the Director, AP Text Book Press shall take further necessary action accordingly.

Converting all Government, MPP Schools and Zilla Parishad schools and all classes into English Medium from classes I to VIII from the academic year 2020-21, for class IX from the academic year 2021- 22 and for class X from the academic year 2022-23 – Orders – Issued.

The government have issued orders for introducing English Medium with CBSE Syllabus in a Parallel Section from VI class in 6500 identified High Schools in the Government Sector (Govt/ZP/Municipal) in the State that are also proposed for strengthening under the Success Project.

Government have issued orders for replacing CBSE syllabus with State Syllabus in all 6500 Success Schools from the academic year 2010-11.

Government have delegated powers to the Commissioner of School Education, A.P. to open parallel English Medium sections in the existing high schools for classes VI to X.

The government have accorded permission to the Commissioner of School Education for opening of English Medium Parallel sections in Primary Schools from the Academic Year 2018-19.

The Commissioner of School Education has submitted a proposal for converting all Government, MPP Schools and Zilla Parishad schools and all classes into English Medium from Grades I to VIII from academic year 2020-21 and for Grades IX & X from academic year 2021-22.

After careful examination of the matter, Government hereby accord permission to the Commissioner of School Education to convert all Government, MPP Schools and Zilla Parishad schools and all classes into English Medium from classes I to VIII from the academic year 2020-21, for class IX from the academic year 2021-22 and for class X from the academic year 2022-23 in superseding the earlier orders issued in the matter.

However, the Commissioner of School Education shall take appropriate and adequate efforts to implement Telugu/Urdu as compulsory subject depending on the current medium of instruction in all the Schools compulsorily in line with the Government orders in the matter.

The Commissioner of School Education shall ensure the following steps for successful implementation of English medium schools:-

Required teachers should be deployed in the School as per the staffing pattern prescribed by the Government from time to time and as per pupil teacher ratio for single medium.

SCERT shall take necessary action for designing and development of Teacher Hand Books, Training of Teachers in English medium teaching skills and knowledge, Compendium of best classroom practices and other pedagogical material for supporting the teachers to be skilled in English Medium teaching.

Director SCERT in coordination with Commissioner of School Education shall take comprehensive action for online assessment of the current English proficiency levels of the Teachers, design appropriate training programs for enchasing the English Medium teaching skills for the teachers.

Intensive and extensive trainings must be ensured during the current academic year and during the Summer of 2020 for equipping the Teachers to teach in English Medium from academic Year 2020-21 for classes I to VIII. Number of trainings shall be given to the Teachers until improving their English Medium Teaching skills in specific subjects and in general.

Action shall be taken for reviving the English Language Teaching Centers & District English Centers (DECs) and re-locating them in District Institutes for Education & Training (DIETs).

Director, Text Book Press, should take action to obtain correct indents and ensure supply of English Medium Text Books to the Schools as per student enrolment for classes I to VIII well before the starting of the academic year.

Keeping in view of the conversion of all schools and classes from I to VIII into English Medium, requirement of Teachers can be arrived at and proposals should be submitted to Government by the Commissioner School Education.

In future, Teacher recruitments, qualified candidates with the best proficiency in English Medium teaching should be recruited.

The Commissioner of School Education, the State Project Director, SSA, the Director, SCERT, and the Director, AP Text Book Press shall take further necessary action accordingly.

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