24-May-2018

Malayalam made compulsory in Kerala schools from classes 1 to 10

Thiruvananthapuram May 10: The government has drafted the rules of the law that makes Malayalam a compulsory subject in all schools in the state from classes 1 to 10.
 
Though the Malayalam Language Bill was sanctioned by the governor and passed on June 1, 2017, it was not imposed in the previous academic year as the rules were not drafted.
 
As the Assembly Subject Committee has approved the rules, the law will came into force from this academic year which starts in June.
 
The law directs that all schools including CBSE, ICSE, other central syllabus schools, linguistic minority schools and oriental schools should make Malayalam a mandatory subject in curriculum.
 
The Director of Public Instruction has to ensure proper implementation of the law.