Namibia: Foreign language instruction handicaps the San

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Fri Jan 29 14:39:36 UTC 2010

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Foreign language instruction handicaps the San


The Southern Africa San Education Forum (SASEF) says members of indigenous San minorities are handicapped in their quest for socio-economic development due to the fact that their children are educated through the medium of languages of dominant groups. 

According to SASEF-Namibia Information and Publicity Officer, /Awebahe //Ho√ęseb, foreign languages are imposed on San children as medium of instruction and as language subjects in the formal curricula of education systems of the countries where they are domiciled.


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