The government of Uganda is in the process of importing Chinese teachers to train Ugandan teachers in Chinese language.
This effort is aimed at introducing Chinese language into the country’s school curriculum.
The National Curriculum Development Centre has also approved the Chinese language as part of the school curriculum and “very soon” Secondary School students will be given the choice of studying Chinese as a language option. The Daily Monitor reported.
The Ministry of Education also announced that the country’s government is working with authorities in China to bring the Chinese tutors as the country prepares to teach the language in secondary school.
“We are going to start teaching Chinese all over the country and 20 schools have been selected to start with,” Mr Henry Adramunguni, the foreign languages curriculum specialist at the National Curriculum Development Centre said.
The new curriculum will be rolled out in the beginning of 2018 in the selected secondary schools across the country.