South Sudan to introduce Kiswahili in the country’s educational system: minister

 Minister of General Education Deng Deng Hoc (Photo credit: Juba Monitor)


Minister of General Education Deng Deng Hoc (Photo credit: Juba Monitor)

July 3rd 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s Ministry of General Education and Instruction said on Tuesday that the country will hire teachers from Tanzania to teach Kiswahili in the country as part of the retirement to join the regional organization, the East African Community

Deng Deng Hoc , South Sudan’s Minister of General Education and Instruction told the Eye Radio this afternoon that since South Sudan is part of East Africa, there is a need to teach Kiswahili in the country for easy communication with other member states.

“We are about to sign a cooperation agreement with Tanzania that would mean recruiting teachers of Kiswahili from Tanzania,” he told Eye Radio.

He also revealed cheap cialis buy that his ministry is working on making five local languages into national languages.

“Our national languages are many – 52 of them and we have started developing learning resources for the top five languages which are spoken by about 95% of the population of South Sudan,” he said.

A linguistic institute is developing textbooks for these local languages, the minister added.

“It’s going to be a long process, because development of text books alone is not enough. We need to also recruit teachers of national languages.” he further said.

According to the constitution, English is the official language of South Sudan and it is the language of instruction as per the Education Act.

Mr Deng said French will also be introduced alongside Kiswahili as subjects in the education curriculum.