Patna, 5th June 2021: The Bihar government is preparing to implement the new National Education Policy, and has started the exercise of making textbooks for children to read and write in their mother tongue.
On the directions of Additional Chief Secretary, Education Department, Sanjay Kumar, the list of languages spoken by the children of primary, secondary and higher secondary schools were sought from the districts. Along with this, orders have been given to all the District Education Officers and District Program Officers to upload the language list on the website of the department.
In the budget session of the Vidhan Sabha, Education Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary had announced plans to make the medium of education for the children in the mother tongue and regional language. In the light of these preparations have been started to make complete arrangements for the education of children in other regional languages including Magahi, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Angika and Bajjika and Urdu.
According to Sanjay Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary of the Education Department, children learn and understand things quickly in their mother tongue. That is why it has been said in the new education policy that the medium of instruction should be the mother tongue, local language or regional language at least up to class five and if possible till class eight and beyond. We will make efforts that by preparing high-quality textbooks by the scholars and educationists of the respective mother tongue, they will be made available to the children.
Along with bringing qualitative improvement in education, the focus is being on the learning outcomes of the children. What children are learning, what they are studying, they are also going to verify it. The government is also going to speed up giving priority to girl child education so that the process of moving forward in women empowerment continues.