CS Matiangi: Kiswahili to remain compulsory in new curriculum

By Edward Kabasa/Christine Muchira

Education Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi says his ministry will push to retain Kiswahili as a compulsory subject in the new curriculum.

Matiangi argues that Kiswahili remains key in the integration of the East African community hence the need to focus on centralizing its teaching as a subject in all schools.The

The education cabinet secretary said he will lead the country in the push to have the use of Kiswahili in all EAC meetings legislated into law.

He spoke during the launch of the Longhorn Swahili dictionary, a first of its kind.

Early last month the CS said International schools were set to start teaching Kiswahili and Kenyan History as from September, this year (2017).

The students will be taught the two subjects up to grade 9—the equivalent of form two upon the beginning of the new academic calendar for International Schools which commences in September.

The introduction of the two subjects follows government directive that basic Education in International Schools that don’t offer the 8.8.4 curriculum teach the subjects.

Dr. Matiang’i said International Schools admitted many children of Kenyan parents, noting that the children need to learn about the history of their country and also one of the dominant languages of communication: Kiswahili.

He spoke this during the 20th annual Presentation at Braeside High School in Nairobi on Wednesday.

He said that international schools must ensure that their teachers were duly registered and accredited by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

“We want to ensure that all schools have people who have been properly prepared to handle children,” Dr. Matiang’i said, noting that government would simplify the process of approving expatriate teachers once schools make application to the relevant authorities.

Read also http://www.kbc.co.ke/county-news/international-schools-set-to-start-teaching-kiswahili-kenyan-history/

  

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