Students are not taught to communicate and express their ideas. KCSE puts emphasis on the technicalities of English and Kiswahili rather than on being able to use the language and to communicate. Yet communication is most important for the students lives. Why then, are we not teaching it?
Every week, we share some of our experiences and views on education. Globally, and in Kenya.
The conclusion was silently reached after all the reasons for putting off had been watered down. We strolled out of the small pub where we always go in the evenings to pass time as we gallop the cheap beer if we were lucky to be owning some coins and wanted to be generous to ourselves. The humour we always possessed was fading down as time passed by.
Kiswahili or Swahili as may be known to many, is a language widely spoken across East Africa. It is the first or the second language to most Kenyans and also the country’s official language. Question is, how do we teach it? In this article I discuss with a longtime friend and teacher.