English Medium Blessing or Curse? Sonam Wangchuk on New Education Policy

One of the biggest transformational features of the recently announced New Education Policy of India is the use of mother tongue as a Medium of Instruction at the Primary level. Unfortunately not many seem to understand the significance of this step as we are still reeling under the influence of our colonial past. In this video Sonam Wangchuk shows that the top 20 countries in the world (in GDP terms) all use their mother tongue as the medium of education and the bottom 20 countries in the world, most of them in Africa, use English or a European colonial language as the medium of instruction.
For those who still have doubts about the performance of children who study in non-English languages as the medium, he presents two examples that will change their perceptions forever.

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