Making local languages count

An article by Peter Mwaura in the Guardian Weekly, Thursday August 21, 2003. “Throughout Anglophone [English-speaking] Africa, English is seen as the key to economic empowerment and progress and is the preferred language of education in African classrooms. This preference has generated an Africa-wide debate – mother-tongue versus second-language education – which Unesco’s international literacy institute describes as one of the most important challenges facing African countries this millennium.” Read the whole article…

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