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Karachi’s private schools will be teaching O Level students Sindhi

April 5, 2019


A number of private schools in Karachi have agreed to include Sindhi in their O Level curriculum, according to the directives of the Sindh government.

This includes the Orchard Grammar School, The City School, PECHS Girls’ School and Hazrat Shah Jahangir Academy.

They agreed to introduce Sindhi language from grade three in the Cambridge System from the new academic session. The schools sent notifications in April to the Sindh Education and Literacy Department about their decision.

The schools also asked for syllabus of the basic language from the department.

Related: Should your child learn Sindhi in Sindh?

The Sindh Assembly passed a resolution on March 12 demanding Sindhi be made mandatory in all private schools.

“Sindhi is a compulsory language in all schools,” Education Minister Sardar Shah said during the Sindh Assembly session. However, some “elitist schools” are not following the law, and this step is being taken to make them adhere to the law.

Teaching Sindhi as a language was made compulsory for all schools as specified in Sindh Private Educational Institutions Regulation & Control Rules 2005.

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    Kay Jay   April 6, 2019 1:44 am/ Reply

    Please don’t do that. Why Sindhi should be taught to everyone??? Foolish decision. It will certainly hit the standard of these Premier o level schools. Secondly what is the benefit of learning this language. We have learnt sindhi as we were forced to do but what is the outcome?? Cipher cipher. It should be declared an optional subject only.

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      Qayyum   April 9, 2019 3:22 pm/ Reply

      Bonkers. If I was forced to learn Urdu especially given when it wasn’t my first language, I don’t know why can’t I be taught Sindhi in the province of Sindh. Move elsewhere if you will please!

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    Imran Shirvanee   April 6, 2019 2:40 am/ Reply

    PECHS Girls does not have an O level program at all.

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    Muhammad hafeez   April 6, 2019 5:49 am/ Reply

    Getting knowledge of any language remained great experience for me.

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    Fayaz Butth   April 6, 2019 1:33 pm/ Reply

    Kay jay, You go to Germany, you and your child have to German language, if not they will kick you out of country for not integrating to the wider society.

    Be grateful you are still here in Sindh. Without learning it. Many translated books are in Sindhi, where Urdu lags behind. This language!

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    Patriot   April 6, 2019 4:58 pm/ Reply

    It should not be forced as a language people should learn if they want toast far as faysz Bhutto remarks are concerned I would advise kindly stop this maniac behavior of being a sindhi nationalist sindhi is not ou national language it is just restricted to sindh and plz stop comparing sindh to Germany for Gods sake otherwise you too will be kicked off we learnt sindhi so what good am I doing to sindhi language agreed kay Jay 00000 ×0=0000

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    Abid   April 6, 2019 6:48 pm/ Reply

    I think sindhi sweet and oldest language. This is not difficult language. So don’t worry.

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    GUL MUHAMMAD SOOMRO   April 6, 2019 7:02 pm/ Reply

    great step for sindhi language

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    Muhammad Ajmal   April 6, 2019 7:11 pm/ Reply

    Wise decision by government and private schools to have Sindhi subject in syllabus; the level of understanding in creativity and to influence our culture and Civilization which is one of the richest countries in the world, will promote correlation in Sindh.

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    saud   April 6, 2019 7:47 pm/ Reply

    besides sindhi Arabic language is the best language, it s a king of all languages. every body knows that, man is mortal, but here after will be remain, n arabic will be use over there.. think about it.

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    Fouzia   April 6, 2019 8:00 pm/ Reply

    O levels students are already burdoned with 3 additional subjects… Secondly they are already very weak at urdu.. Introducing sindhi will detoriate over all grades

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    Humzah   April 6, 2019 9:07 pm/ Reply

    I love Sindhi and I as an student would love to learn Sindhi as a secondary language.
    It is considered as one of the oldest languages and sweet of accent has been spreading.

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    Fire Pro   April 6, 2019 9:10 pm/ Reply

    Great effort to spread the ancient language.

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    Raheela   April 6, 2019 9:53 pm/ Reply

    Students should be given choice between Sindhi and urdu.

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    Aqeel Ahmed Mahesar   April 7, 2019 2:43 pm/ Reply

    Every one respect each other language is communication and knowledge where ever you go without language you can’t understand what is going on and then finally you take guidance of translator.

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    Sadafnaz   April 7, 2019 2:46 pm/ Reply

    Why the Govt is forcing Karachi students to learn sindhi as sindhi is not our National language it’s better to pick any informative subject .Learning National language matters alot but learning provincial language like sindhi doesn’t matter and useless.

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      Qayyum   April 9, 2019 3:27 pm/ Reply

      National language ie. the language spoken by less than 10% of the population aa their first language but forced upon us as a “national” language career. I think that’s more useless. I was forced to study Urdu for more than 14 years.

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    kokab bakht   April 7, 2019 8:14 pm/ Reply

    its not a good decision to make sindhi compulsory subject..what abut those who will give papaer this year?how will they learn in a year the whole language??

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    Farhan   April 8, 2019 12:05 am/ Reply

    Great step. If English made it compulsory on all their officers to learn sindhi before they would be posted in sindh province of british period in 1857, some people are finfing reasons to reject this on silly ground… How would officers in sindh will serve masses better without learning their language. Beside language will bridge gap between so called urban rural divide

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    NP   April 8, 2019 6:55 pm/ Reply

    Sindhi must be taught. Learning new language improves cognitive ability of student. It is scientifically proven fact. In EU, member countries teach their students multiple languages for cutlutral assimilation and better understanding of each other. I suggest all languages should be learnt. Great step Mr. minister.

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    Ali Ahmed Somoro   April 8, 2019 7:28 pm/ Reply

    Yet again Bilawaja Bhutto Sindh govt monkey show. Or in sindhi bulorro show

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    Sabz   April 9, 2019 3:22 am/ Reply

    Wrong decision , no use of Sindhi

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