Punjab’s school education secretary has issued an order in schools to decide by their own whether they’re able to implement English as their primary language. The order states, 1886 middle, high and senior secondary schools are going for English as their medium of instruction from this session onward. The rule is not mandatory for students who are willing to continue in Punjabi.
The orders further read that the English-medium books are under printing and will reach the schools soon. Teachers have been instructed to “widely publicise’ the English-medium government schools and increase enrollment. Teachers will also undergo a training to teach in English medium.
By: Swati Kaushal