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SOUTH SUDAN TO ADOPT KISWAHILI AS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

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South Sudan’s Ministry of General Education and Instruction is on process to recruit teachers from Tanzania to teach Kiswahili in the country.

Deng Deng Hoc said since South Sudan is part of East Africa, there is a need to teach Kiswahili in the country for easy communication with other member states.

“We are about to sign a cooperation agreement with Tanzania that would mean recruiting teachers of Kiswahili from Tanzania,” he Said.

Mr. Deng Deng believes recruiting qualified teachers will improve quality education in the country.

Kiswahili has been adopted as the official language for the East African Community (EAC), of which South Sudan is its latest member after it deposited the instruments of ratification on the Accession to the EAC Treaty last year.

The language is part of the commitments entered in 2007 by the EAC, whose three founders – Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania – use Kiswahili as their official language alongside English.

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