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Why Rwanda no longer teach French

French is a common language spoken by the West African countries. The language was introduced by the colonisers and it was adopted by many countries as the second language which was to be taught in school. However with the current changes taking place, Rwanda seem to have changed and they no longer teach the citizens French. Focus has been diverted to English. The follow are the reasons

1. Rwanda being a French colony, they believe that French did not capture a larger area and the language is not spoken all over the world when you compare it with English. Hence teaching a language which is not spoken by many nations has made Rwanda to divert the attention to English which is widely spoken by many.

2. The Rwanda government wants to be similar to other East African countries where English is broadly spoken. Hence Rwanda is shifting the attention so as to fit with its neighbours. Language barrier may hinder business among the neighbouring countries hence it is prudent to be similar for collective bargaining and agreement.

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