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Government has cautioned teachers against punishing children for speaking vernacular.

Government has cautioned teachers against punishing children for speaking vernacular.

This comes as the country prepares to join the rest of the world to commemorate the International mother tongue day due on the 21st February 2017.

Addressing journalists in Kampala, state minister for gender Peace Mutuuzo said the mother tongue is one way of preserving culture and contributing towards development.

She argues that continue punishing of children for speaking the language will only serve to destroy Ugandan’s identity.

The international theme of the celebration is “towards sustainable futures through multi lingual education”

David Kugonza

February 17th, 2017

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