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Fact check: Is Tamil Nadu adopting three-language formula in govt schools?

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Chennai, Apr 24: Tamil Nadu government has refuted reports that there were ”discreet” attempts to opt for the three-language system.

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“We will continue to follow only the two-language system, comprising Tamil and English, and there was no move to shift to the three-language formula,” the School Education Commissioner said on Sunday.

Reports in the media that there had been ‘discreet attempts’ to adopt the three-language formula were refuted by an official statement. It stated, “We will continue to follow only two-language systems, which include Tamil and English, and there was no move for us not change our language policy.”

According to a Act, Tamil, which is the state’s mother tongue, has been in fashion as per the two language formula.

According to a 2006 Act, learning Tamil is compulsory till Class X while students whose mother tongue was Telugu or Malayalam or Kannada or Urdu can learn their respective language also, it said.

”Therefore, people need not have any apprehension over the language subject policy which has been made amply clear and must not believe in reports that are contrary to facts and misleading,” it said.

Both the Dravidian parties in Tamil Nadu, the ruling DMK and its rival AIADMK, who have ruled the State since 1967 at different times, are opposed to the implementation of the three-language formula in the State, saying Tamil and English would suffice and there was no need for a third one – Hindi.

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Tamil Nadu adopting three-language formula,

Conclusion

This is a fake news. Tamil Nadu will keep following the only two-language system.

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