BMC School Students May Soon Learn French

French is currently taught in CBSE board from grade five and in some ICSE schools.

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French is spoken by over 229 million people across the world and it is the third language that is studied in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and some  Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) schools in India. It can even be selected as a second language in Junior College along with English. ICSE students can choose between Sanskrit and French as their third language. 

As there are many benefits of learning a foreign language, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to introduce French as a subject in Municipal schools which are taught under Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Board.  

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However, CSMT-based NGO 'Praja Foundation' has raised a question on this move and have stated that BMC should first improve the way English is taught to the kids and then think about introducing a foreign language.

They have further stated that around 142 civic-run schools have shut in the period of five years and many are on the verge of facing the same fate. Even the parents who are underprivileged opt for a private school despite the high fee structure because they want to secure the future of their children which they feel have bleak prospects in BMC schools. 

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