The West Bengal cabinet has accepted a plan to require Bengali as a second language at private English-medium schools, which is a big development. The choice was decided in a cabinet meeting presided over by Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister.
The majority of pupils pick Hindi or other languages, despite the possibility of learning Bengali as a second language, according to a top official. Students are not adequately learning Bengali as a result. Bengali will now be required as a second language in all private, English-medium institutions in the state. Added Furthermore According to a decision made by the state cabinet today.
Bengali Made Compulsory
The West Bengal cabinet, in a significant decision aimed at enhancing linguistic and educational diversity, has granted its approval to a proposal that advocates the inclusion of Bengali as a compulsory second language within private English medium schools. This thoughtful move also seeks to foster a deeper connection between students and the rich cultural heritage of the region.
Furthermore, the establishment of an education commission, as part of this progressive initiative, will play a pivotal role in efficiently addressing any grievances or concerns raised against private educational institutions, ensuring a more transparent and accountable education system for the benefit of students and their families.
The Education Commission Will Target School Problems
Additionally, the cabinet approved the creation of an education commission to investigate grievances against private schools. The commission will be run by a retired judge and be modeled after the health commission. “We received multiple complaints regarding high tuition cost increases at private schools during the outbreak. There were also grievances about the syllabus and how the exams were administered. Furthermore, all of these matters will be investigated by this commission, the official continued.
Happy With The Decision of Making Bengali compulsory
Bangla Pokkho is a group dedicated to the promotion of the Bengali language. Applauded the decision to make Bengali a second language that must be taught. The group’s organizing secretary, Kaushik Maiti, stated, “People of Bengal have been waiting for this decision for a long time.”
New Districts Are Coming
In a related move, the state cabinet authorized the creation of a committee. That will provide a report to the administration on the establishment of seven new districts in the state over the next three months. To make room for these new districts, the existing districts of Nadia, Birbhum, Malda, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Purba, and Paschim Medinipur would be separated.
Date Set for Implementation of Making Bengali Compulsory
Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister, has given the state administration 15 days to carry out all decisions. It includes those made by the cabinet. She has requested that the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) get a report from the officers regarding the implementation.