Given the need to turbocharge trade with India to create jobs and opportunities for British businesses, losing language skills in India’s key languages is a serious concern. Gareth Thomas MP
Gareth Thomas MP

Petition: Save declining Community languages

Qualifications in Community languages are falling sharply. Minister’s failure to invest in these languages is leading to a marked decline in the number of students taking exams. The Government needs to provide proper financial support to help local communities and schools.

Since 2015, there has been a 22% decline in students studying Gujarati at GCSE Level and a 30% decline in those studying Urdu. The figures also show even more dramatic reductions in students obtaining Punjabi and Bengali GCSES with an over 39% and 51% decline respectively. These four languages combined are spoken by approximately 480 million people worldwide.

Please join this campaign to ensure the Government put vital investment in Community languages:

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