Local languages: How minister got it wrong citing 1976 report

Pupils during a lesson. "The country cannot, however, afford there to be losers in education. It needs all of its children to thrive in the classroom. "PHOTO|FILE.

What you need to know:

  • What will be the fate of children from minorities condemned to learn in languages in which they have no proficiency?
  • And what of teachers working away from their homes? Are they to be replaced by new recruits who speak the approved local language?

Last Monday, Education Cabinet Secretary Jacob Kaimenyi provided us with a reminder of how politics used to be.


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