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Kiswahili no longer a monopoly for thieves and men in uniform

Bonita NAKALULE

ICT minister Dr Chris Baryomunsi while addressing journalists yesterday said that cabinet sitting the previous day had approved Kiswahili as the second official language after English.

This follows a resolution at the 21st East African Community summit that directed Uganda to adopt Kiswahili as an official language.

‘’Cabinet recommended that the teaching of Kiswahili language should be made compulsory in both primary and secondary schools and also examinable’’ said the Minister.

‘’We took the decision that as Ugandans we must drop the bad attitude towards Kiswahili language and promote it in schools. The decision we made is to make teaching of Kiswahili compulsory and examinable.’’

By making it compulsory, our children and young people will be able to understand it. This is how we all speak English because it is compulsory in school.

Cabinet also resolved that there will be Kiswahili lessons on every cabinet day, same goes for the parliament.

hapa ugolemwa tunawatakia wanafunzi wote kila la kheri katika masomo yao ya kiswahili

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