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French language to be introduced in upper primary

Reports released by the Ghana News Agency have indicated that the Minister of State for Tertiary Education, Professor Kwesi Yankah has stated that French Language will be introduced at the upper primary level in the new educational reforms. This initiative according to him is following a realization of missed opportunities by the country, hence making the language compulsory.

Professor Yankah also noted only about 7% of schools offered French and schools that scored highest in the language were closer to our neighboring French-speaking countries, Togo and Burkina Faso. He also mentioned that, at the senior high school (SHS) level, about 68 percent of schools offered French, and for those schools where French was taught, qualified teachers teaching also taught other subjects.

The event was organized by the French Embassy in Ghana in collaboration with Institut Francais and Campus France Ghana.



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