The third point in "Special and Important" things says: Now students up to 5th standard will be taught in the mother tongue, local language and national language only. The rest of the subject, even if it is English, will be taught as a subject.
However, in the metros and other big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore etc., a large number of residents do not know the local language. Take the city of Bangalore. There are a large number of persons from almost all the states of India. Where are the schools that have so many mediums? Furthermore, what if the mother tongue and father tongue is different? Why give primacy to the mother tongue only? Ok. Such students may opt for the national language. But then what if the parents do not wish their children to learn in a language other than English?
I feel that the New Education Policy (NEP) while getting rid of the complications in the existing education system, could bring new ones. The education policy should aim at fostering innovativeness or creativity amongst the children. Will NEP address this basic need?
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