IMPACT OF CHANGE OF MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION IN PUNJAB

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Dr. Khalid Mehmood,Dr. Shahji Ahmad,Asifa Iqbal

Abstract

Medium of instruction plays crucial role in teaching learning process. It is the language through which teachers and students communicate with each other during the teaching and learning process. It is tremendously important requirement to have full command on language in which a person is learning. The Punjab School Education Department has notified the conversion of all its schools from the Urdu medium to English medium. The government decision aims at competing with the globalized world in the field of knowledge. The study aimed to compare the level of achievements before and after the change of medium of instruction and to observe the causes of the changing of medium of instruction. Eighty elementary school teachers and thirty Elementary schools of Tehsil Fateh Jang were selected as the sample of the study. A questionnaire was used as a research tool for the collection of data. Responses of the questionnaire were carefully collected and statistically evaluated. Percentage was used for analysis. It was concluded that most of the teachers were not favoring that the available recourses fulfill the need of the new medium of instruction as they had not get special training and required qualification for the said purpose. It is recommended that for the better implantation of new medium of instruction, it is necessary that the required resources should be provided to fulfill the need and necessary training should be given to the teachers to meet the demand.

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