Guinean gov’t orders English teaching in all secondary schools

CONAKRY, Aug. 27 — The Guinean government has ordered English teaching in all secondary schools across the French- speaking country in West Africa, once the 2013-2014 academic year begins in October.
Guinea’s Pre-University and Civic Education Minister Ibrahima Kourouma met with teachers of the English language on Monday to discuss their new assignment before classes begin, an official disclosed.
Addressing the 300 or so teachers, Kourouma hailed the Guinea- South Africa cooperation, which has enabled Guinea to introduce teaching of the English language in all secondary schools.
English is already part of curriculum for some students at a lower level of secondary education, where the language is only an optional subject.[db:内容2]