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Local Language Teaching Underway



Local Language
CRTV is reporting that the Government of Cameroon has identified the teaching and learning of local languages as a tool for development. The national station reported that the idea has been made concrete through a convention signed between the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI) and the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) International, on 13th July 2016.

The MINRESI boss, Madeleine Tchuinte signed on behalf of her ministry meanwhile the Director General of SIL represented his organisation.This agreement CRTV stated comes to buttress other actions by Government to promote the teaching of the mother tongue especially at the level of basic education.

BaretaNews thinks this is a very good move. Most Cameroonians who grew up in the cities lack basic knowledge of their mother tongue. This move will foster the feeling of patriotism. However, there is a very big catch here. BaretaNews cannot further comment unless the languages which would be taught in schools be made known. Until then, we of this platform will swallow our words.

God is still saying something.

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