Thursday, December 08, 2011
In September I mentioned that Namibia is planning to introduce Portuguese into the curriculum in 2012, and an article here in English today gives some more detail:
- It could be introduced into secondary schools as early as January
- The subject offering would depend on the availability of teachers
- Portugal will assist by training teachers and giving scholarships
- There are currently 4000 Namibians studying Portuguese, plus a number of foreign ministry officials.
This makes a total of three countries near Angola (and one bordering Mozambique as well) that have elected to introduce Portuguese into the schools.
Zambia from an article in 2009, and
Republic of the Congo in 2010.