The state Government of Bihar has decided to rope in Urdu teachers in every Government school in the state, with the aim of encouraging the language.
The announcement was made by the state's chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi. The CM was quoted saying "I have decided that at least one Urdu teacher will be appointed in every government school. Earlier there was a provision to appoint such teachers only in those schools which had ten Urdu students. I want those who study Urdu to learn Hindi, and those who study Hindi to learn Urdu as both are sweet languages,"
The announcement was made by him at the seminar based on 'Educational problems of the minorities and their solution'. It was organized at 'Phulwarisharif', Imarat-e-Sharia.
There are 18,000 middle & high schools and 73,000 primary schools in the state and the CM is planning to establish a higher secondary school in each and every panchayat in the state.
Manjhi further said that he plans to take forward the schemes launched by the former CM of the state, Nitish Kumar. He said that his government is trying hard to provide more facilities to the government schools teachers than the teachers in the private school. In return, the teachers are also asked to show the desired results.