Medium of instruction plays a vital role in the teaching-learning process. It is a tool in which a teacher delivers the contents of the curriculum to his/her pupils in their classrooms. A successful and smooth teaching-learning process depends upon the medium of instruction; therefore, the main purpose of this study was to explore the hurdles faced by teachers due to English as a medium of instruction at the primary level. The population of the study comprised of all the Public Boys & Girls primary school teachers, of District Lakki Marwat. A closed-form questionnaire of a 5-points Likert scale was used as a research tool for data collection. The research tool was made valid through the field experts. A simple random sampling technique was adopted by the researcher for data collection from the respondents for which the researcher personally visited every school and the questionnaire was duly filled by the respondents. The reliability of the instrument was determined by putting the collected data through Cranach's Alpha to calculate the internal consistency of the items. The results of the collected data were rectified and analyzed by applying Software Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21. The collected data was analyzed and a t-test was applied to find out the results. Results of the study indicated the hurdles faced by teachers due to English as a medium of instruction at the primary level.
Hurdles, Curriculum Change, English, Medium of Instruction, Primary School, Teachers, and Head Teachers