‘BOSE prescribes archaic language in English text books’

Minister for Education Naeem Akhter on Saturday expressed his displeasure over what he termed “archaic” use of languages prescribed by JK Board of School Education (BOSE) saying the language used in the school books has been rejected decades back.

Minister for Education Naeem Akhter on Saturday expressed his displeasure over what he termed "archaic" use of languages prescribed by JK Board of School Education (BOSE) saying the language used in the school books has been rejected decades back.

"The type of language used in our English books for school students is totally archaic. This language has been rejected by British decades ago," Akhtar said, asking BOSE authorities to improve the language standards in the text books, particularly English subject.

"We should sound contemporary and modern as for as the English language is concerned," Akhtar said.

The minister also expressed his displeasure over absence of Chairman BOSE at the event. "I express my displeasure over his absence here. Convey it to him. He should have been here and the issue of text books should have been discussed here," the minister said.

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