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….