Pakistan’s push too far?

Pupils in Pakistan’s state primaries will start learning maths, science and IT in English from this month, in an ambitious plan to prepare the next generation to participate in the international jobs market.

As the plan is phased into schools across the country, the curriculum will be supplemented with English language lessons for pupils and teachers. But critics say that while the government and parents are eager to reap the benefits of learning English, teachers and students are far from ready. Guardian,22 September 2006. Read more…

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