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Malawi Schools to Teach in English
A heated debate rages on in Malawi over the government’s plans to implement the new Education Act in the next school calendar (starting September 8) which calls for the use of English language as the medium of instruction for learners from standard one - the point of entry into public primary schools.
The medium of instruction for the first four classes of primary education in Malawi (standard one to four) has long been Chichewa - a widely spoken local language - and other languages familiar to both the teachers and students in the various regions.
In these classes, English has only been taught as just another subject but it has been used as a medium of instruction in other subjects from standard five upwards.
Studies have shown that students who are taught in local languages learn faster and understand new concepts better than those taught in a second language.
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Aug 26, 2014 / 14 notes

Malawi Schools to Teach in English

A heated debate rages on in Malawi over the government’s plans to implement the new Education Act in the next school calendar (starting September 8) which calls for the use of English language as the medium of instruction for learners from standard one - the point of entry into public primary schools.

The medium of instruction for the first four classes of primary education in Malawi (standard one to four) has long been Chichewa - a widely spoken local language - and other languages familiar to both the teachers and students in the various regions.

In these classes, English has only been taught as just another subject but it has been used as a medium of instruction in other subjects from standard five upwards.

Studies have shown that students who are taught in local languages learn faster and understand new concepts better than those taught in a second language.

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Aug 26, 2014 / 1,325 notes

"It’s just like what they did to us in 1976" - My mother

Scenes from the Soweto Student Uprising (1976) and the recent Ferguson protests

RIP Michael Brown

*Photos from various sources. No copyright infringement intended.

Aug 22, 2014 / 5,525 notes

luxurycocoa:

fromzimbabwee:

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LuxeπŸ’Ž

(via guidetobitchyrestingface)

tjpytheas:

Gay Cabaret, Harare 1995 by Paul Weinberg
Jul 25, 2014 / 49 notes
Me when I find any posts on Southern Africa actually posted by a person of African descent.
#there are so few
#posts not just about wildlife or prince harry or madonna
Jul 25, 2014 / 32 notes

Me when I find any posts on Southern Africa actually posted by a person of African descent.

#there are so few

#posts not just about wildlife or prince harry or madonna

phoweffects:

E X I S T A N T I A L I S M

Basotho ladies. A new favourite blog.
Jul 25, 2014 / 38 notes

phoweffects:

E X I S T A N T I A L I S M

Basotho ladies. A new favourite blog.

Jul 25, 2014 / 1,243 notes

fckyeahprettyafricans:

Malawi

igΒ tupo1

Lovely.

kicker-of-elves:

Gaborone Botswana National Geographic December 1990  Photo Peter Essick
Jul 25, 2014 / 142 notes

kicker-of-elves:

Gaborone Botswana National Geographic December 1990Β  Photo Peter Essick

Jul 25, 2014 / 33 notes

Angola:

Os Detroia - Bela

Say what you want about the dance (which I love but can’t perfect for the life of me), you can’t deny the swag.

Jul 25, 2014 / 6 notes

Malawi:

Martse - Go Deeper

…It started with the song that brought him onto the limelight; “Go Deeper”. In the song, Martse (real name Martin Nkhata) cleverly sampled out the bass guitar from Culture’s classic song titled "I Tried" into his rap song.

"Honestly, I was updating my Facebook statuses and Tweets that I will release a song called "Go Deeper" before I had even made that instrumental. I was really expecting the song to be a success but the level of success it attained even amazed me,” said Martse in an interview with Malawi News Agency.

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*A current favourite.

Lesotho:
Portrait of a Mosotho shepherd by Marie-Marthe Gagnon
Jul 25, 2014 / 81 notes

Lesotho:

Portrait of a Mosotho shepherd by Marie-Marthe Gagnon

Lesotho/South Africa:
"Tisetse Masoleng, 19, poses for a portrait in an ethnic the Basotho outfit dress traditionally worn by recent initiates into manhood.”
Caption edited from The Telegraph.  Photographer unknown (Reuters)
Jul 25, 2014 / 21 notes

Lesotho/South Africa:

"Tisetse Masoleng, 19, poses for a portrait inΒ an ethnic the Basotho outfit dress traditionally worn by recent initiates into manhood.”

Caption edited from The Telegraph.Β  Photographer unknown (Reuters)

Madagascar:
Portrait of an elderly Malagasy woman by Stéphane Parnis
Jul 25, 2014 / 55 notes

Madagascar:

Portrait of an elderly Malagasy woman by StΓ©phane Parnis

The debate is especially frenzied because the racial hierarchy these men were defending when they committed their barbarous acts is still largely intact, even if the lives of many black people have improved since 1994.

T.O. Molefe - “Don’t Free South Africa’s Apartheid Assassins”

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Jul 25, 2014 / 16 notes
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nthabilekaota said: Your blog makes me so homesick. I'm from lesotho but live in beijing :)

Thank you for your message!Β  I’m far from home too so I join you in the homesickness.