Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that teaching in vernacular languages up to Class five in the educational institutions operating in the state will be made compulsory under National Education Policy, 2020.

He said this in Morigaon while speaking on the occasion of Independence Day at Morigaon on Saturday.

Minister Sarma said that all students will study in mother tongue or local, regional languages up to class five.

“Even English medium schools will have to teach either in Assamese or Tiwa, Rabha, Mising or Bodo up to class five. They will start teaching in English after class five,” Sarma said.

He further said that Assamese as a subject has been made mandatory for schools in Assam up to class ten.

The Assam government in June this year made it mandatory for educational institutions to teach Assamese as a subject from class one to 10.

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