Last year's decision by the Uganda's Ministry of Education to introduce the teaching of Mandarin in 35 schools countrywide, was driven by trade ties between the two countries. China is a major trade partner and investor in the continent, and the initiative was launched to create employment opportunities for the youth.
Chinese Considered 'Language of the Future' for Young Ugandans
VOA, 5 March 2019
As Uganda's population increases, many young people are having trouble finding jobs that pay well. A government directive to introduce the teaching of Mandarin Chinese in schools… Read more »
Students learn Mandarin at Everest College in Luwero district, Uganda.
Ntare School to Teach Chinese
Monitor, 5 March 2019
Ntare School has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Confucius Institute at Makerere University to teach Chinese and become the centre of the language in the… Read more »
35 Schools to Teach Mandarin
Monitor, 21 December 2018
Government has named 35 secondary schools countrywide selected to teach Chinese language as one of the newest subjects on the secondary school syllabus. Read more »
Kadaga Urges Schools to Teach Chinese Language
Monitor, 6 February 2019
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Tuesday urged Ugandan schools to start teaching Chinese language and culture. Read more »
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