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 via 2015-04-24 19:15:36 +0100
    Its a must for Sikhs to carry on with traditional values
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    Sign the petition: Petition to Save Punjabi Language Examinations http://www.john-mcdonnell.net/petition_to_save_punjabi_language_examinations?recruiter_id=32317
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  • signed via 2015-04-22 13:22:22 +0100
    I have a nine year old daughter whom I send to Punjabi Class weekly so she may achieve exam level qualifications and take pride in communicating in our mother tongue. I believe our language is critical in the understanding of our religion, our culture, our community and hence the existence of Sikhi.
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    Sign the petition: Petition to Save Punjabi Language Examinations. Please kindly support me to save our Sikh heritage x
  • signed via 2015-04-22 11:55:50 +0100
    Punjabi language is such an integral part of the Sikh community. As Sikhs, it’s our birth right to be able to learn our language and achieve qualifications to the highest standard possible. Taking away the Punjabi GCSE & A-Level qualifications from our future generation, is like taking away our Sikh culture and heritage. We live in an integrated Great Britain, and certainly for my children, I would not wish for them to feel any less part of this integration by losing the opportunity to learn their Punjabi language and gain qualifications to add value & depth to the Great British community in general. Being blessed with the opportunity to achieve qualifications in Punjabi GCSE & A-Level as part of their everyday life in Britain, will certainly help the welfare and confidence in our growing youth. Thank you :-)
  • signed via 2015-04-22 10:28:52 +0100
    Require this subjects to continue
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