Kinyarwanda to be discarded as primary school instruction language

Kinyarwanda to be discarded as primary school instruction language

On December 2nd, a consultative meeting held between the education ministry and legal representatives of private primary schools made a decision to replace Kinyarwanda with English as a teaching Language in the first three years of education.

The new policy is set to commence at the start of 2020 and instructs all public and private schools to use English as the language of instruction throughout primary school.

The new directive has been warmly welcome by the private schools in Rwanda which were opposed to Kinyarwanda being taught in lower primary which took effect from the year 2015.

Most Parents agree that English will expose the children to a wider range of opportunities in the near future and that Kinyarwanda will still be taught and spoken.