Rwanda: English Language Teaching Kicks Off

December 2, 2008

KIGALI, RWANDA–The recent government decision to use English as the language of instruction has kicked off in some schools, with teachers enrolling for the language alongside their students. Among the schools that have started implementing English language is St Patrick primary school in Kicukiro district. full story
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Rwandans Say Adieu to Français

October 28, 2008

KIGALI, RWANDA–C’est la vie. In another blow to the language of love, the Rwandan government has decided to change instruction in schools from French to English. All government employees are now required to learn English, and everyone here from lawmakers to taxi drivers to students to businesspeople seems to believe that the usefulness of French, full story  complete coverage
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Rwanda opts for English teaching

October 13, 2008

KIGALI, RWANDA–Rwanda’s cabinet has decided that all education will be taught in English instead of French. Officially the Rwandan decision is a result of joining the English-speaking East African Community. But relations between Rwanda and France have been frosty following the 1994 genocide, when France was accused of supporting Hutu militias. full story


Language Centres Set Up All Over the Country

December 10, 2008

KIGALI, RWANDA–Following the move by the government making English the language of instruction in all schools, centres have been established across the country that will facilitate students and teachers learn the language. According to Fred Bahati, the Director of the full story
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The unstoppable rise of the English language

October 21, 2008

FREDRICTON, CANADA–Just over half of Africa’s 52 countries speak French, but the number is dropping. This month Rwanda defected, announcing that henceforward only English will be taught in the schools. It would not be overstating the case to say that this caused alarm and despondency in France. You couldn’t help feeling, either, that Rwanda’s trade and industry full story


Kagame reiterates need to use English as Education medium

October 17, 2008

KIGALI, RWANDA–President Paul Kagame yesterday stressed the urgency in the process of using English as a medium of education in all Rwandan schools, saying it is a choice Rwandans have to make if they need development. He said this while visiting Ecole Primaire d’Application de Kimihurura (EPAK), a primary school located in Kimihurura, Gasabo District. full story