The Cabinet in principle approved the report of RVG Menon Committee on Education recommending teaching of Malayalam in schools. The Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan told mediapersons after the cabinet meeting that the task of preparing a detailed implementation proposals would be entrusted to the State Council for Education and Training.
Teaching of Malayalam should be made compulsory at all levels of school education, the committee had recommended. It suggested that all schools, including vocational and higher secondary schools, in the state should provide an opportunity to students to learn Malayalam.
The committee has also said that its recommendations should not result in the loss of jobs for teachers in the schools.