Kiswahili as a medium of instruction in Tanzania
by Samuel Jones
This article by Prof. Issa Mcholo Omarimakes the case for English suggesting that 'some arguments reflect naivety and absolute levels of absurdity while some have at least either some logic or evidence. Some, on the other hand, reflect purely vested interest, or the holier than though tendencies of those committed to the cultural romanticism argument, which says; "We are not fully independent and culturally free if we do not use our national language". But this is an antiquated argument of the 1960s and 1970s'.
Prof. Omarimakes arguments run against the currents of some debates that are currently going on in relation to the English langauge in development. As our work here progresses, we'll investigate both sides of this argument.