Reading through the literature issued by the ministry of education and training about the profile of the outgoing student after the 7 years of prep and secondary education, a statement reiterated in every page of the orientation book drew my attention.
It says ‘the outgoing student is expected to have a good command of three languages (at least) in spoken, read and written forms.’’
Do factual data gathered after national exams corroborate these expectations?
How do we account for the common students’ underachievement in languages?
Our major concern in this paper is the substandard outcome of the outgoing students and the way to address it.
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