Most of our new generation does not know how to speak either Urdu or English properly. The reason for this is the dual medium of instruction in schools. Even in pre-primary classes, students are taught both languages simultaneously without any particular emphasis on any one language. This creates confusion in students and students grow up without having a strong base in either language. The Ministry of Education should make Urdu the sole medium of instruction in all schools across Pakistan. English should only be introduced as a second language in later classes when the students have a good grasp on Urdu. In this way, students will become proficient in both languages.


Karachi, April 5.