Dimapur, May 5: As per the language policy, Naga Heritage Studies textbooks in local languages will be introduced from Class I in Nagaland from the academic session 2018 and Alternative English will be abolished in a phased manner starting from Class V and from classes VI to VIII from the year 2019 in all the schools across the state.
Principal Secretary, School Education & SCERT, Menukhol John on Saturday has issued a notification regarding the implementation of three language policy and promotion of Naga local dialects in the state. He reminded all the government and private schools on the matter.
However, in urban areas, in addition to the usage of local languages, the Naga Heritage Studies which will be prototype textbooks in English will be used for non-local students i.e. students outside the linguistic group of the local area.
Meanwhile, chairman of Nagaland Board of Secondary Education (NBSE) has asked for compliance report from all the NBSE affiliated composite higher secondary and high schools and furnish the list of the defaulting schools for taking appropriate action.