Ex Chief Secretary IYR Krishna Rao has expressed doubts over the possibility to implement only English medium in government schools. He says that no government can outrightly deny the opportunity to students to study in their mother tongue. To support his comment, IYR refers to the guidelines given in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 (RTE Act). This Act has clearly stressed the need for any state government to ensure comfortable education to the children which is possible only in the local language spoken in the homes of the region.
IYR Krishna Rao says that the YCP government would have no choice but to give a choice for the children to study in either Telugu or English medium. There is undoubtedly a rising aspiration among the people in villages for imparting English medium education to their children. But this involves too many problems. There is the risk of students not being able to follow lessons in English. This is why the RTE Act especially prefers mother tongue because the children will be able to grasp the subjects and learn things with ease. Also, the children should be given a choice to shift the medium to Telugu if they are not comfortable with English medium.