Hello. I’m Arnaud a Rwandan who lives in Cameroon. I say that children who start learning in their native languages rather than French or English are better educated than those who take-off with English and French. Do you agree?
A good example can be the people educated in Eastern African region where the basics are given in Swahili language and those in countries like Rwanda and Burundi and part of Nigeria. I would like to hear what you think about this.
Is it more important that our children learn the big languages like, French, English, Spanish and maybe even Chinese? Or for cultural and educational reasons, should we learn our native language first? Or by doing that, will we reduce the job opportunities our children will have when they are grown up?
Arnaud Ntirenganya Emmanuel
Rwandan in Cameroon