Telangana: Starting this academic year which is from 2022-23 academic year, the Telangana government has made it mandatory to have Telugu as a second language in Class X board exams. This should be implemented for the students of CBSE, ICSE, IB, and other board-affiliated schools in Telangana state.
Including Telugu Subject a has been made mandatory for all the schools across the state, irrespective of affiliation to boards and medium of instruction, to teach Telugu as a language for all classes from I-X from this academic year.
This rule comes into effect as per the new initiative “Compulsory Teaching and Learning of Telugu in Schools” taken by the government of Telangana according to the act 2018 in a phased manner from 2018-to 19.
This initiative has been taken by the Telangana government to protect and preserve the Telugu language and literature for the benefit of future generations.
Last academic year Telugu as a language has been implemented for I, II, III, IV & VI, VII, VIII, and IX in all schools across the State, and this will come to effect for Class X students also. The School Education Department has issued orders in this regard to all district educational officers to implement Telugu as a language for Classes I to X in all schools.
The department is providing textbooks titled ‘Tenepalukulu’ for Classes I to V and ‘Vennela’ for Class VI to X to help the kids and students whose mother tongue is not Telugu.
There are standard textbooks for Telugu-speaking children who are studying in Telugu and English medium schools. These books are titled ‘Jabili’ for Classes I to V, ‘Nava Vasantham’ for Classes VI, VII, and VIII and ‘Singidi’ for Class IX and X. The textbooks are also made available on the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) website http://scert.telangana.gov.in.
The department has directed all schools affiliated to different boards to follow the textbooks developed by the SCERT besides appointing teachers to teach Telugu. Schools have been warned that any violation of rules to implement Telugu as a compulsory language for Classes I-X from this academic year will be viewed seriously and that action including show-cause notices, penalties or withdrawal of recognition will be initiated against erring managements.