African Languages To be Introduced In Western Cape Schools

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CAPE TOWN -The Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says Africans languages are now set to be rolled out to more than 254 schools across the Western Cape this year.

The MEC has delivered her provincial education budget vote for the 2018/2019 financial year, during the announcement, the plan is to improve school infrastructure, and the need for African languages is to be introduced in Western Cape Classrooms.

During the start of the second term this year, the department will implement isiXhosa to an additional of 721 Grade 1 classes, reaching over 254 schools across the Province.

The pilot project, which has been running for the past three years, hopes to see the introduction of African languages as a medium of instruction from the start of the second school term this year.

Schäfer explained that they want to roll it out over a period of time.

“We’ve been training more teachers now and we’ll be rolling it out to an additional 254 schools in the second term, which is about 721 grade one classes and 26,350 learners.”