Smiling teacher talking to student

After the introduction of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2009, the Government of Punjab (GoP) decided to introduce English as the Medium of Instruction for the subjects of Math and Science, from Grade 1 onwards. The remaining subjects could be taught as before. The policy was to be introduced in a phased manner with 588 high schools as well as other selected schools converted to English medium schools in the first phase.The plan was to similarly convert the remaining schools over a period of four years. However, the decision was taken to make this switch by 2011.