Berhampur, June 18 (LocalWire): Spoken English will be introduced from primary in government-run schools from this year, the state’s school and mass education minister Samir Dash revealed during a function of private school teachers.
He also reviewed different activities in the school and mass education department here.
‘We have proposed to introduce spoken English in at least five schools in every district as a pilot basis,’ the minister said here today.
The special project director, Odisha School Education Programme Authorities (OSEPA) has been asked to prepare the modalities for introduction of spoken English in primary level, he added.
The minister said the move was taken as students have moved away from
government to private schools even in rural areas.
Most parents admit their wards in private schools only because of spoken English because English is taught from Class III in government schools.
District education officer Sanatan Panda appraised Dash of different activities of the school education department in the district.
He also visited a primary school in the town and inspected its preparedness ahead of it reopening after two months of summer vacations.