Petition to Save Punjabi Language Examinations

In the last week of Parliament it was revealed that some Academic Qualifications Awarding Bodies were dropping Punjabi from their lists of examination subjects at GCSE and A Level. This is part of the Coalition Government's reform of educational qualifications.  
 
John McDonnell, who founded the All Party Punjabis in Britain Parliamentary Group, has launched a nationwide petition calling upon the incoming Government to act to ensure that Punjabi is maintained by the Qualifications Awarding bodies as a GCSE and A Level examination subject.
 
John said " Learning the Punjabi language is critically important to preserving Punjabi culture and also helps equip many of our young people with the language skills they need in the modern world. Withdrawing Punjabi from the list of examinations taken at GCSE and A Level will undermine the teaching of this subject which is dear to the hearts of so many of our people. I am calling upon the incoming Government to intervene to ensure the preservation of Punjabi as a GCSE and A Level subject. I am asking people to sign our nationwide petition to support our campaign to save the teaching of the Punjabi language."

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  • signed 2017-02-17 17:56:37 +0000
  • signed 2017-02-17 08:38:26 +0000
    Wish should have language

    Linked to our culture
  • signed 2017-01-30 12:36:51 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-10 17:16:18 +0000
  • signed 2017-01-07 20:32:34 +0000
    Panjabi is my mother tongue/heritage which i am very proud of. Panjabi is a fast growing language and it is vital in the Sikh community. Why is Panjabi being dropped? Why not any other language. This is indirect discrimination towards the panjabi community.
  • signed 2017-01-01 22:14:24 +0000
    SATPAL SINGH punjabi is my mother laguage am never forget any cost am living in italy but love punjabi always in future am like and written punjabi pomes [poetry] punjabi zindabaad hai zindabaad si zindabaad rehegi………………….
  • signed 2016-12-27 03:36:34 +0000
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  • signed via 2016-12-24 11:19:14 +0000
    Punjabi is my mother langauage and I don’t want any discrimination with it.
  • signed via 2016-12-24 10:44:52 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-23 17:40:41 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-23 12:10:50 +0000
    Good
  • signed 2016-12-20 16:51:45 +0000
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  • signed 2016-12-17 18:15:26 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-17 17:09:26 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-17 15:50:40 +0000
    Yes we should continue with Punjabi examinations it’s an important aspect in our Sikh culture
  • signed 2016-12-17 11:52:58 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-17 11:41:33 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-17 10:24:39 +0000
  • signed 2016-12-17 10:07:12 +0000
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  • signed 2016-12-15 12:43:34 +0000
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  • signed 2016-12-08 09:00:38 +0000
    Balwinder Upple
  • signed 2016-11-24 17:44:09 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-17 23:39:52 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-10 11:05:46 +0000
    Punjabi is most common language spoken across the world not just uk so why are not teaching or trying to stop teaching
  • signed 2016-11-05 12:21:59 +0000
  • signed 2016-11-03 06:46:47 +0000