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Date Posted: 15:41:28 09/29/99 Wed
In reply to: Louis 's message, "TOK PISIN IN HIGH SCHOOLS" on 14:28:43 09/29/99 Wed

> Is it true that there is now a plan to introduce Tok
> Pisin as the language of learning in PNH high schools?
> I was asked this question by some one and did not know
> the answer to this particular question.
> Secondly, would anyone have any figure on the size of
> the poplutaion that have tok pisin as their second
> language and the number of people with tok pisin as
> their first language?
> Cheers

This is news to me. It think it's a misinterpretation of the
of general education reform which among other things, included the introduction of the vernacular/language instruction at prep-2nd grade. That idea too me is still an okay idea.

But back to the idea of introducing Tokpisin in high schools, what are the pros and cons? If it is a subject such as English, French, German, Spanish, Maori, Fijian, etc... I don't know if it would add anymore educational value to students' knowledge to learn what they already know from childhood, unless it is to be taught to non-Tokpisin speakers. What of the curriculum, linguistic and economic implications of it? What of the link to colleges and universities? Would they then have to change the language of instruction too? What an economic and curriculum nightmare!

Re you second question, I don't have a clue. But I guess 60 to 70 percent of the 4.5 million people can understand some Tokpisin and a smaller percentage speak it fluently, taking into account the regional differences (i.e., Tokpisin as a 2nd language). Working on the urban population of about 10 to 20 percent of the total country population, I guess 1/3 or less of 10-20 percent urban population now have Tokpisin as their first language.

These are really wild guess. Hope it gives some general perspective on the issue.


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