[lg policy] African countries using African languages in education?

Annette Islei annetteislei at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 13:10:34 UTC 2015


A reply from Zambia - see in hidden text below

Annette Islei

Secretary of Language in Africa SIG, British Association for Applied
Linguistics (BAAL)

Founding Member / Advisor, Centre for Action and Applied Research for
Development (CAARD) (U) Ltd., Fort-Portal, Kabarole District, Uganda.
www.caard.co.ug


On 23 February 2015 at 22:13, DENNIS BANDA <dennisnk at hotmail.com> wrote:

>
> Dear all,
>  Zambia is now using 7 regional African languages as the languages of
> Instruction from grades 1-4. The only challenge we have is that the 7 are
> based on the zoning done at independence in 1965. There is a feeling
> that more languages must be used other than the 7. There is also a growing
> desire among many people that the selection criterion in colleges and
> universities should no longer be 5 'o ' levels with English but 5
> 'o' levels with a language and language could be English or any of the 7
> Zambian languages. This is what is obtaining in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
> The elite do not seem to favour this but who cares about them anyway?
>
> Dr. Dennis Banda
> School of Education
>  The University of Zambia
> Department of language and Social Sciences
>
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:54:05 +0000
> Subject: Re: [lg policy] African countries using African languages in
> education?
> From: annetteislei at gmail.com
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>
> Please see below a question concerning use of African (non ex-colonial)
> languages in schools as languages of instruction in any African countries.
> The cause of the question is the new TZ policy of Kiswahili through to the
> 5th year of secondary education
>
> Annette
>
>
> Secretary of Language in Africa SIG, British Association for Applied
> Linguistics (BAAL)
>
>
> On 23 February 2015 at 16:18, Steve L. Sharra <Steve.Sharra at mopipi.ub.bw>
> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
>
>
> With the new language in education policy, will Tanzania be the only
> country in Africa using an African language as a language of instruction? Would
> anybody know if there are other African countries that already use
> African languages for instruction in schools at any level?
>
>
>
> Steve
>
>
>
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