Introduce Foreign Languages Policy-Teachers to Uganda Govt
The Association of Teachers of French in Uganda has appealed to the Government to introduce a policy on foreign languages.
The association made this appeal in a petition to the Ministry of East African Community Affairs.
The petition lamented the sharp decline in the number of French candidates in different schools in the country while drawing attention to the lack of a clear foreign language policy, lack of sensitization about the importance of international languages, and negative subject choice policy at Advanced level classes continue to impact French negatively.
It also emphasized the need for teaching French with specific purposes for professional development just as it urged the government to reinforce the National Curriculum Development Centre-NCDC’s policy to enable compulsory integration and learning of French in secondary schools and universities.