Botswana to introduce Swahili language in local schools

Botswana’s minister of Basic education Fidelis Molao has directed that Swahili language be introduced in local schools in the near future. This is owing to the fact that Botswana which is a member state of the Southern African Development Community, envisions to be an export-led economy as SADC will be trading with many Swahili speaking countries.

Bostwana School taking Covid-19 preventative measures (Photo – CGTN)

This announcement was made in a Language Teaching workshop in Francistown, Botswana’s second-largest city. Swahili is widely spoken in the Great Lakes region and other parts of eastern and south-eastern Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and parts of Malawi.

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