Experts to back mother tongue for pupils, say good for rural schools

A nursery school teacher with her pupils. Pupils in primary schools will be taught in their respective mother-tongues from next year. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The national steering committee, which comprises all education stakeholders, meets on Tuesday to approve the proposed curriculum before it is presented to the National Conference ahead of its piloting next year.
  • According to the Basic education curriculum framework, the essence of mother tongue or indigenous language is to develop oral, reading readiness and writing readiness competencies in order to lay the foundation for language acquisition.

Pupils in primary schools will be taught in their respective mother tongues should a proposed new syllabus be endorsed at a national curriculum conference in Nairobi on Thursday.

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