A group of secretaries set up by the Prime Minister Narendar
Modi, has said in its report that “the people from the weaker section of the
society want English to be taught in the government schools since the
beginning. They feel that English is an avenue for better life”.
Sources also said that the report has made some other recommendations
too like detention policy in various classes and introducing yoga or sports as
the part of education curriculum for the better physical development of
The report also talks about the aspirations of the parents
who cannot afford to send their children to English medium private schools and
the parents feel that their children are deprived because the government schools
don’t teach English from the beginning level.
After viewing the inputs received from the parents of the weaker
section, the group of secretaries has recommended for English to be taught from
the beginning in government schools.
The panel has also suggested for detention at various levels
to raise the learning levels.
“The No-detention policy promotes the students who don’t
want to learn and hence we are in favor of Detention at various levels in
The HRD ministry is already reviewing the policy of No
Detention till class 8.
The panel also suggested participating in Programme for
International Students’ Assessment