Uganda Officially Adopts Kiswahili as Official Language

Uganda has officially made Kiswahili an official language.

Uganda adopts an East African Community resolution to make Kiswahili an official language for the bloc alongside English.

The Cabinet nodded to the implementation of the 21st EAC Summit directive and recommended compulsory teaching of Kiswahili in primary and secondary schools.

β€œCabinet recommended that teaching Kiswahili language in primary and secondary should be made compulsory and examinable. It was also further agreed that training programmes for Parliament, Cabinet and the media be initiated,” a statement released Tuesday on the Cabinet resolutions read.


Currently, Kiswahili is the official language of the African Union and in East Africa and parts of central and southern Africa.

About 200 million people speak Kiswahili in the world.

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