1 February 2008

Uganda: Makerere to Add More Local Languages to Its Curriculum

Kampala — THE Institute of Languages at Makerere University has added four local language sets to its curriculum.

The sets to be introduced next academic year include Lusoga-Lugweri-Lukenyi and Lumasaba-Lusamia-Lunyoli.

"Makerere Institute of Languages (MIL) is preparing to teach other mother tongues and engage in translating them to English. But next academic year, we are to start with Lusoga-Lugweri-Lukenyi, Lumasaba-Lusamia-Lunyoli, Ateso-Karimojong and Lugbarati-Madi," Associate Professor Hannington Sengendo of the faculty of Arts said yesterday during the faculty's graduation ceremony. The faculty graduated 1,384 students with diplomas and degrees.

Currently Makerere University teaches Luganda, Runyakitara and Luo.

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