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 2016-04-27 21:14:54 +0100
    Not fair to drop this subject.Please support hardworking punjabi community.
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    ina
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    gurdeep singh
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  • signed 2016-04-27 12:46:58 +0100
    Please don’t drop Punjabi GCSE
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    This is unfair as Punjabi is a language spoken by millions.
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  • signed 2016-04-27 08:33:59 +0100
    We have to save our punjabi languages
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  • signed 2016-04-26 22:47:51 +0100
    Please Waheguru help us save the punjabi language
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  • signed 2016-04-26 18:56:19 +0100
    It is wrong to stop examinations In punjabi as it is killing our punjabi culture and language, in addition it is unfair
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