Botswana officials say teaching English in schools is key

09/29/2010 | Botswana Gazette, The

Botswana's ministry of education says it is important that the country's schools continue to teach in English because it is an international language and has rejected calls from an influential tribal chief to teach students in Setswana instead. Godfrey Kalanke of the education ministry says there are many logistical challenges to making such a change. For instance, textbooks are now written in English because the Setswana vocabulary is still being developed.

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