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National languages will be introduced in primary education, announces Minister of Education

The national languages will be introduced, in small samples, in primary education, in the next school year. The announcement was made this Monday by Luísa Grilo, Minister of Education, who was speaking at the launch ceremony of eight literary works on Angolan languages.


The holder of the Education portfolio, quoted by Angop, said they are working so that languages "can be taught in a more sustainable way": "We are working so that they can be taught in a more sustainable way", she said, quoted by Angop.

In her speech, the minister considered that bilingualism in the country "will allow for mutual knowledge, preservation and respect for the various cultures, as well as reducing their hierarchization and will promote growth, the development of languages that are less used today so that they can constitute also in scientific languages with a view to the culture of peace".

Luísa Grilo also said, on the occasion, that the Portuguese language will play a "helping role due to the fact that it has been the language of science for a longer time".

The holder of the education portfolio also recognized that "there is still much to be done", and that they will continue with "the task of boosting studies and teaching knowledge, a process in which all constructive collaboration will be welcome, with a view to quality of education".

The launch ceremony, which took place on Monday at the Dr. António Agostinho Neto, served to mark the World Mother Language Day, celebrated on the 21st of February.

"To mark the World Mother Language Day, celebrated on the 21st of February, the Ministry of Education launched this Monday, the 27th of March, at the Memorial Dr. António Agostinho Neto, eight literary works on languages of Angola, which resulted of master's dissertations, by Angolan linguists at the University of Minho, in Portugal", says the Ministry of Education, in a statement to which VerAngola had access.

According to the statement, linguists, teachers and civil society participated in the event, which "was embellished with the reciting of a poem in the !khun language by the chief of the Khoisan community."


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