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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Views are divided over what should be the medium of instruction in schools country-wide; 26% say Urdu and 30% say English. GILANI POLL/GALLUP PAKISTAN


Islamabad, April 16, 2013

According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, views are divided over what should be the medium of instruction in schools country-wide; 26% say Urdu and 30% say English.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked “What, in your opinion, should be the medium of instruction in schools country wide?” Responding to this, 30% said English, 26% said Urdu and 44% said both.

A comparison between localities shows that there is not much difference between urban and rural respondents, as 29% of urban respondents and 30% or rural respondents chose English. However, a comparison between provinces shows that 59% of respondents from KPK want English to be the medium of instruction in schools country-wide, followed by 27% in Punjab, 22% in Balochistan and 21% in Sindh.

Question: “What, in your opinion, should be the medium of instruction in schools country wide?”
Source: Gallup and Gilani Surveys
the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International Association

The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International. The recent survey was carried out among a sample of 2639 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during March 18, 2013 – March 25, 2013. Error margin is estimated to be approximately ± 2-3 per cent at 95% confidence level. 



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