Language as an educational issue in the secondary schools of Oshikoto Region, Namibia
Hauuanga, Lance Paendohamba
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The situation in is a reflection of the rest of Africa to a large extent. Their similarities are reflected in their views of the role of English as a tool for economic advancement, political unity and social mobility. They, however, differ in the use of African languages in education. Although most African countries encourage the use of IALs as LoL T in secondary and tertiary education, in Namibia, all the schools in the Oshikoto region use English as the LoLT from grade 4 to grade 12.