[lg policy] South Africa:University of Free State ready to defend new language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 15:55:35 UTC 2016


 UFS ready to defend new language policyThe University of the Free State
says it is ready to defend its new language policy. This comes after
AfriForum and Solidarity threatened to challenge the matter in court.

The Freedom Front Plus has also urged Afrikaans speaking parents and
students to withhold fee payments.

This comes after the university council resolved that as from next year the
language of instruction and administration would be English.

Vice Chancellor Professor Jonathan Jansen says all the stakeholders were
consulted before the decision was made.

“We have had of the most comprehensive processes for the review of language
policy over several months in every step of the way. We checked on if is
this process is correct, is it fair, is it legal is it Constitutional?
Nothing happened in the process that put the university at risk of a
challenge from anywhere."

http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/52ba33804c0f6b03a8c6ad86af38e8be/UFS-ready-to-defend-new-language-policy-20160317

-- 
**************************************
N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to its
members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner or
sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents. Members who
disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal, and to write
directly to the original sender of any offensive message.  A copy of this
may be forwarded to this list as well.  (H. Schiffman, Moderator)

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to
https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/
listinfo/lgpolicy-list
*******************************************
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/lgpolicy-list/attachments/20160317/40256aa3/attachment-0001.html>
-------------- next part --------------
_______________________________________________
This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list


More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list