SOUTH AFRICA TO PUSH FOR HALF OF ALL SCHOOLS TO OFFER AFRICAN LANGUAGES TO STUDENTS

CAPE TOWN, South African Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the African Council of Education Ministers (CEM) wants half of all schools to offer African languages to students and that her department is making the Incremental Introduction of African Languages initiative a priority programme with the aim of promoting some aspects of social cohesion in society.

The Incremental Introduction of African Languages was introduced as a pilot programme in Grades 1 and 2 in 264 schools in 2014 and across all provinces in 2015, with its implemented in 842 schools, she said when briefing the media Wednesday ahead of presenting her department’s Budget Vote in Parliament here.

Some provinces have already made impressive progress in this regard and will share their experiences with provinces which are struggling with the roll-out of this project. The 2017 Incremental Introduction of African Languages [is targeted at] 1,779 schools, she said, adding that 978 schools were currently implementing the programme.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

SOUTH AFRICA TO PUSH FOR HALF OF ALL SCHOOLS TO OFFER AFRICAN LANGUAGES TO STUDENTS

CAPE TOWN, South African Education Minister Angie Motshekga says the African Council of Education Ministers (CEM) wants half of all schools to offer African languages to students and that her department is making the Incremental Introduction of African Languages initiative a priority programme with the aim of promoting some aspects of social cohesion in society.

The Incremental Introduction of African Languages was introduced as a pilot programme in Grades 1 and 2 in 264 schools in 2014 and across all provinces in 2015, with its implemented in 842 schools, she said when briefing the media Wednesday ahead of presenting her department’s Budget Vote in Parliament here.

Some provinces have already made impressive progress in this regard and will share their experiences with provinces which are struggling with the roll-out of this project. The 2017 Incremental Introduction of African Languages [is targeted at] 1,779 schools, she said, adding that 978 schools were currently implementing the programme.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK