Kendriya Vidyalaya board discontinues teaching German as third language option
From now onwards, Kendriya Vidyalaya schools across the country will not teach German to students studying in Classes 6 to 8. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Board has decided to discontinue teaching German as a third language option in the middle of the academic year.
This move which is being criticized by parents and educationists will affect thousands of students of classes 6 to 8 in 500-odd KVs across the country which team German as a third language option. The affected students are already in their second term and have completed at least one summative and one formative assessment. The academic year ends in early March.
The decision to discontinue teaching German was taken at the latest board meeting of the KVs held on 27th October, 2014 which was chaired by Union Minister of Human Resource Development Smriti Irani. This decision is apparently aimed at restoring the primacy of the three-language formula under which English and two modern Indian languages are taught.