Saturday April 01, 2023

Self-imposed war

February 05, 2023

While the SNC’s insistence on uniform standards and curricula for the students of Pakistan is laudable, the initiative as a whole is too brittle for a country as diverse as ours. This is particularly the case when it comes to the language of instruction.

Seventy-five years on and this nation is still waging a war on itself by trying to centralize the language its pupils are taught in, disenfranchising many local languages and alienating a host of communities. A successful education reform will have to embrace the diversity that makes Pakistan what it is.

Attaullah Dashti