Tag: mothertongue

Multilingual Focus for UN Literacy Day

"about 40% of the world’s population does not have access to education in a language they speak or understand" Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCOThe focus of this month’s International Literacy Day was Literacy and Multilingualism, to tie...

UN: Multilingual Education is ‘Absolutely Essential’

Learning languages is a promise of peace, innovation, and creativity, and will contribute to the achievement of global development goals, the head of the United Nations agency for culture and education said last month to mark International Mother Language Day.“There can be no authentic dialogue or effective international cooperation without respect for linguistic diversity, which opens up true understanding...

Ghana to Push Mother Tongue Instruction

Ghana's Minister for Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang, recently stated her intentions to push through the current language policy, which mandates English language instruction, at the highest level so that school children can be taught in their mother tongue. “ we can remove , we will change this country," she said at a recent Shared Prosperity Forum conducted in an effort...