The latest stance of the punjab government on the medium of instruction is an instance of yet another ill-planned attempt to bring about broad based reforms in the education sector. Filipino vs english as the medium of instruction the english vs filipino debate is once again a hot topic a petition has been filed in the supreme court challenging the governments policy of using english as the medium of instruction in our schools. The schools of province of punjab where english has been made a medium of instruction this study also the capabilities of teachers in primary school of district rawalpindi in punjab.
It is time for pakistan to also make a shift from the urdu medium system of education to the english system because it's the need of the hour since independence, urdu was promoted to become the language to be used in all factions of the country. It is unfortunate that in our country the question of the medium of instruction is a problem to be debated even after fifty years of independence for in all civilized countries, the medium of instruction is the mother tongue the problem, as it exists in our country, is one of the unfortunate. Role of it in education sector in pakistan should keep reading with this for the concentrated approach towards the education system in pakistan expensive education when we talk about english and urdu medium school, the first thought that came into our mind is private and government schools. This study investigates the perceptions of teachers towards english language as medium of instructions in one university at pakistan the participants of this study were the science teachers teaching science subjects including physics, chemistry, computer science and mathematics at undergraduate level using english language as the medium of instructions in teaching and learning process.
Pakistan has four categories of school-level education:• private elite english medium schools• private non-elite ‘english medium’ schools• government urdu medium schools• dini madaris (madrasas)private elite english medium schoolsthe number of private elite english medium schools is very small. Ums of instruction from class vi onward and in this way, in about fifteen years, urdu would reach a point of development where it would become the medium of instruction at the university level. Pakistan is my country pakistan has 5 provinces and people mistakenly believe that there are 4 provinces pakistan is a democratic country which is being run on the principles of islam. Contents| 1 the author julie dearden julie dearden is the senior research and development fellow in english as medium of instruction (emi) at oxford university department. An english-medium education system is one that uses english as the primary medium of instruction—particularly where english is not the mother tongue of the students rahman, tariq (1996) language and politics in pakistan karachi: oxford university press ricento, thomas [ed] (2000) ideology, politics, and language policies.
From elementary school onwards, english was the medium of instruction in our core subjects, namely reading, writing, mathematics and science i studied at paf-kiet, an accredited institute of economics and technology, and i graduated with a bachelor degree in computer science. Report reveals 94% of teachers lack minimum standards for provision of quality english medium education a british council initiative is to help improve english medium education in pakistan after a report released today (12 november) revealed the current situation is a ‘cause for serious concern. The first reason for why english should be the medium of instruction at universities in turkey is that it helps students find a high quality jobs for students to find in business life, the most important common language is obviously english.
For example, rahman (1999) stated that there are two systems of education prevailed in terms of medium of instruction including english medium and urdu medium english medium schools provide quality education to the upper and middle class through the medium of english. English should not be used as a medium of instruction in higher education the medium of instruction at all stages should be the mother tongue of the learner and in special cases regional language english should be used as a library language students should learn only mother tongue at the primary stage. With no well-defined language as a medium of instruction policy, we have a fractured system that divides society there is an excellent english-based system in the private sector that is expensive. At present, we have english and urdu as media of instruction in pakistan in our schools, we generally have urdu as the medium of instruction in some schools, english is the medium of instruction.
English as medium of instruction english is being widely developed on two levels firstly, it is being increasingly introduced earlier, and more extensively, in the form of language teaching secondly, it is replacing other languages as a medium of instruction. Out of the wide spectrum of problems related to education in pakistan, the language issue persists unabated with a continuous tussle over the medium of instruction and the national language. It was lord macauley who first thought of introducing english as medium of instruction to make indians culturally slaves also after the creation of pakistan authorities continued to keep english the official slate language of pakistan and it is hoped that up to the doomsday it will remain the official state language of pakistan. The medium of instruction is the language used by the teacher to teach teaching the language, or educational content, through the target language increases the amount of exposure the learner gets to it, and the opportunities they have to communicate in it, and therefore to develop their control of it.