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The Challenge of English.

The Challenge of English.

After Independence, South Sudan adopted English as the national language in order to situate the country firmly in the East African Community with Kenya and Uganda and to avoid the conflict that would undoubtedly have arisen if they had chosen one of the indigenous languages like Dinka.
The country is in desperate need of English teachers, but at least they now have some books to make a start.
One thing is for sure. They are now following a South Sudanese curriculum, so they will not be trying to study Wuthering Heights, which I had to teach when I did VSO forty years ago in northern Sudan.

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