The Catholic Church calls for Boost in Science and English for secondary-schooling across the Country.


The Catholic Church of India, the second-biggest provider of educational facilities in a bid to standardize English and make it compulsory in all secondary schools in the country has suggestions of education secretaries recommending the same. The Catholic Church is the second largest education provider in the country, and its Bishops conference(CBCI) has embraced the initiatives taken by the secretaries. The Catholic Bishops Conference of India said:  “This is a step in the right direction as it will promote inclusiveness and extend international quality and competence to the students who otherwise would lose out in the highly competitive higher education and the job market.”


What’s inside the Report:

According to the report by the Indian Express, efforts for promoting English language and Sciences were recently called for by the Group on Education & Social Development. The report further added that English should be made “a compulsory subject in all schools from class 6th onwards and at least one English medium school should be established in each of the country’s 6612 blocks as well as along with Science education facilities in a radius of 5 kms.” Additionally, the Indian PM’s 12-member Group of Secretaries on Education agreed with this and said that English should be taught it all secondary schools from this academic session.

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Schools Detention Policy: CBCI’s Take

The CBCI’s Education office has also expressed their agreement in reintroducing the detention policy, as advised by the Education Secretaries Group. According to a statement issued from CBCI“We also welcome the suggestions of the Secretaries’ Group to reintroduce detention policy after class 5 in the secondary school. Needless to say, any detention should take place only after weaker student have been provided all the necessary help.”,


The CBCI noted that “since we are living in times when Europe and East Asia are accepting the global relevance of English as a language, it would be ‘sad’, if we denied the same opportunity to the children of the country.” The CBCI, however, raised objections to the “standardisation of post-school national examinations” saying that it might overlook the “rights of minorities, the autonomy of institutions and needs of students from diverse backgrounds.”

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