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DoSE clarifies on Hindi in schools

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, APRIL 10: Following a political storm stirred up by Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s reported comment that the Northeast States have agreed to make Hindi a compulsory subject up to Class 10, the State’s School Education Department has issued a clarification.
In a statement, the Principal Director of School Education Shanavas C informed that Nagaland follows three-language formula up to Class 8 where Hindi is offered as a compulsory language subject.
In Classes 9 and 10, students have the liberty to study either Hindi or anyone Modern Indian Language (Ao/Bengali/Lotha/Sumi/Tenyidie) or Alternative English as the Second Language, he stated.
“The National Education Policy 2020 advocates adopting three-language policy up to secondary, but it does not impose any language on States. As per NEP 2020, the three languages learned by children will be the choices of States, regions, and of course, the students themselves.
“The timeline for the implementation of NEP 2020 is within 2030 and the Ministry of Education has not issued any instructions for making Hindi compulsory in the Secondary stage”, the statement read.
(Page News Service)