The Place of Research in Literacy

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News and Updates August 21, 2019By adminNo comments

Twenty years ago, the government of Uganda launched an initiative to provide every child with access to education. Ongoing research shows a significant increase in the literacy levels in Uganda.

Since the coming of the colonialists, local languages have been disadvantaged. Local languages were made insignificant and inferior as it was prestigious to learn the colonialist’s language. This was the case in almost all countries that were colonised.

Those that did not go to school looked inferior to those that did.

This kind of situation began in the pre-colonial era and was upheld in the post-colonial era. This debate was at the centre stage of the earlier elite English writing as a lot of their works especially after independence were based on the same argument.