The Primary and Secondary Education Ministry has sent a funds request to treasury to enable them to train an additional 400 teachers in minority languages, Sunday News reports. This was revealed by the Primary and Secondary Education ministry deputy minister Edgar Moyo who spoke to the publication and said:
We plan to increase this enrolment of teachers as it is our programme which we must fund, and we have submitted a bid to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development for funding for an additional 400 teachers to undergo training. We are looking forward to successful allocation of resources to train these teachers in these minority languages starting January 2020
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The ministry is implementing the program in partial fulfilment of the constitution which states that a child must be taught in their mother language especially at an infant stage.
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