The government-run schools in Uttar Pradesh will make English a compulsory subject from Class 1. Earlier, the subject was taught from Class 5. “English will be taught from Class 1. All the school heads have been directed to improve the standards,” said deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma on Friday to HT.
The step was taken following chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s assertion that he wanted students of government schools to get equally good education like those of private or missionary schools. “The teaching standards in state schools will be brought on a par with private or missionary institutes,” said Sharma.
The education segment always required consideration but it was never a priority for previous governments, the deputy chief minister added. “The state government has an eye on alleged irregularities, poor teaching work and the stagnant nature of elementary education in government schools. The government has a plan to fix the fault in the system. The chief minister has expressed his desire for a modern outlook and at the same time, promote nationalism among the students.”