Ranchi: Students in grades VI-VIII in public schools will be able to learn German starting Aug. 1, officials said Thursday. The state education department has partnered with a German language center in Patna and the initiative will be implemented as a pilot project in 15 schools.
Kiran Pasi, director of the Jharkhand Education Project Council, said: “According to the national education policy, a foreign language must be taught in schools. To begin with, we intend to start German lessons in a limited number of schools. Depending on the response and success, we will expand the program to more schools across the state.
There will be one class per week for a group of 50 students. In addition, a smart TV will be installed so that other students can also participate.
In Ranchi, it will be taught in three schools — Rajkiyakrit Madhya Vidyalaya, Pandra, Rajkiyakrit Madhya Vidyalaya (RMV), Tetri Namkum and Rajkiyakrit Madhya Vidyalaya, Bariyatu.
Nasim Ahmad, teacher at RMVC, Bariatu, said: “The decision will be beneficial for the students, who are eager to learn new languages.
Archna Rani, Director of the German Language Center in Patna, said: “The program has also been developed in Hindi, which makes it easier for the children to understand the new language.

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