11 vernaculars, in all likelihood, are set to get introduced in the schools of Sikkim from the next academic year.

The PS Tamang-led SKM Government in Sikkim has reportedly asked all schools in the State to introduce 11 vernaculars in their curriculum from the next academic session.

Students will be required to pick one as their second language.

This was informed by the Sikkim Education Department.

At present 4 vernaculars – Bhutia, Nepali, Lepcha and Limbu, already feature in the curriculum of the State Government run schools in the State.

Seven more vernaculars are likely to get added to the list.

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The 7 new vernaculars will be – Tamang, Gurung, Mangar, Sherpa, Mukhia, Rai and Newar.

“Private schools will have to ensure that all 11 languages are made a part of the curriculum,” the State Education Department stated.

“This is for the information to all concerned that the State Government has adopted the three-language formula in the following manner to be implemented in all schools within the state. The second language will be any one of the State Government recognised 11 languages and Hindi will be the third language,” stated the notification issued by the Sikkim Education Department.

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