Tanzania has not banned Swahili in its secondary schools

Published on 31/01/2023 at 09:18

Posts on Facebook allege that Tanzania has banned Swahili as a teaching language in secondary schools. But the claim is false: a government spokesman told AFP Fact Check that there was no such ban, and both Swahili and English are used in schools across the country. The mix-up seems to have originated from a social media post by a German news outlet that was later retracted.