Johannesburg – The Department of Education in the Eastern Cape will this year test matric students in Xhosa and Sotho, in their final examinations set to start in October.
Having introduced the mother tongue pilot project in 2020, the department said that more than 87 000 matric pupils were expected to write the trial examinations in the two vernacular languages.
The department’s spokesperson, Malibongwe Mtima, in an interview with SABC News, said that the trial would seek to elevate the country’s indigenous languages as mediums of instruction in the province and then across the country at a later stage.
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