No English in class IX in government schools but it is necessary to study science in English

In the education department, it has been made compulsory to study science in English in the ninth from this academic session

No English in class IX in government schools but it is necessary to study science in English

In the government schools of Uttarakhand, it has been made compulsory to study science in English, not English, in class IX. This has angered the teachers. He says that making science subjects compulsory to study in English is not in any way in the interest of the student and education.

In the education department, it has been made compulsory to study science in English, ninth class onwards from this academic session. According to departmental officials, in the year 2017, an order was issued by the government that the textbooks from class one to 12 would be taught in English medium.

For this, firstly in the year 2018-19, English medium textbooks of NCERT were implemented in classes three and six. It was said in the mandate that this one class would continue to increase every year.

This is the reason that from this year onwards, science will be taught in English from class IX. On the other hand, some teachers say that when English is not a compulsory subject in the ninth, the system of teaching science in English is not good. This will cause problems especially to the students doing high school in Sanskrit.

Children should be taught in their mother tongue. It is not in any way in the interest of the student to make compulsory teaching of a subject like science through the English medium. This step hinders the development of the scientific attitude of children said Dr. Ankit Joshi, President, State Teachers Association Branch SCERT.

Children who have been studying science in English since class three and six, have no problem in reading it in English in class nine, it may be that some teachers are finding it difficult said SP Blank, Additional Director, Secondary Education.