Outrage as Magoha Wants Class Four Pupils to Be Taught Chinese in New Curriculum

The government has decided that Grade 4 children must learn foreign languages.

This is according to the Competency-Based Curriculum that has added six more new subjects, including foreign languages and is expected to be rolled out in Grade 4 from next year.

But there are fears that the country does not have qualified teachers.

The first lot of children undertaking the new curriculum is in Grade 3, meaning the country has only six months to the roll-out.

Among the languages the government plans to introduce are Arabic, French, Chinese and German.

There are also fears the country lacks specialism teachers to handle Home Science and Creative Arts, subjects to be introduced in Grade 4.

Education policy experts are proposing that either the foreign languages be shelved and taught in Grade 5 or primary schools specialize in at least one of the subjects, which will be optional.

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