LATEST: Mandarin, KiSwahili and Portuguese in new education curriculum

Source: LATEST: Mandarin, KiSwahili and Portuguese in new education curriculum | The Herald May 31, 2016

Melody Mashaire Herald Reporter
Government has introduced Mandarin, Swahili, Portuguese and French in the new primary and secondary education curriculum.

Addressing delegates at a stakeholders’ meeting yesterday, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Dr Lazarus Dokora said the new curriculum was at its initial stages as it was being prepared and piloted this year.

“The ministry is going to introduce foreign languages in the new curriculum which include French, Swahili, Chinese, and Portuguese in schools.

“Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education undertook a process of updating the Commission of Inquiry into Education and Training (CIET) recommendations in the context of a curriculum review process beginning October 2014.

“The Ministry then developed a Zero Draft Curriculum Framework for Primary and Secondary Education to guide learning and teaching during the next seven years from 2015 to 2022. The New Curriculum Framework was approved by Cabinet on 22 September 2015,” he said.

Details to follow….


  • comment-avatar
    Joe Cool 6 years ago

    This is an excellent idea. It will broaden the scope for future economic refugees whos numbers are increasing by the day.

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    Roberta Mugarbage 6 years ago

    When your Mandarin is good enough, go East and leave the West in peace.
    Imagine being served your own medicine and the West indigenising Shona assets in Europe. Sounds racist doesn’t it, that is because it is.

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    Kaguvi 6 years ago

    Disguise. It is Chinese they were compelled to adopt by their Eastern Master.