Tripura to convert 769 Bengali medium schools to English

T ripura has bucked the trend of governments pandering to sub-regional sentiments in deciding to convert 769 state-run Bengali-medium schools to English. The Left Front government’s avowed move is to prevent students from shifting to private schools. But it comes at a time when Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal government is allegedly trying to impose Bengali in the Darjeeling hills, a move that has threatened to revive the Gorkhaland demand. A notification issued by Tripura’s Directorate of Secondary Education said the process of converting 769 Bengali medium schools to English medium…

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