Rethink proposal to teach sciences in local languages

Pupils of Bikone Primary School jostle to enter one of the new classrooms built for them by Save the Children on in early 2021. PHOTO/ ALEX ASHABA

What you need to know:

  • Conclusively, the language question is quite complex and the minister’s proposal to me is an open-air invite for academics and society at large to rethink this question. Perhaps we should colonise English!


Since colonial times, Ugandans were stripped of the pride of using their local languages. This was because institutions responsible for shaping the nation such as the education sector were so much engraved in inculcating a language that was foreign. 

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