A conference on "Language for Development in Eastern Africa" is being held in Nairobi this week (30 May to 2 June).
GV Conference building
CU "Conference" sign
MV INT Delegates checking in
MV EXT Tanzanian delegates arrive
MV EXT Ethiopian delegates arrive
MV INT Delegates seated
MV Chairman Mr. Topan speaks
GV Delegates applaud
MV Uganda's Pio Zirimu speaks
MV Delegates applaud
MV Pio Zirimu speaks
GV Conference with Ethiopia's G. Mariam speaking
CU Mr. Kashoki (Zambia) PAN TO Mariam speaking)
MV PAN Delegates
SV Mariam speaking
CU Book on desk "Language in Education in Eastern Africa"
CU women delegates
SV Mariam speaks
CU Mr. Topan
GV PAN FROM Delegates to rostrum with Mariam speaking
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Background: A conference on "Language for Development in Eastern Africa" is being held in Nairobi this week (30 May to 2 June). It is sponsored by the Language Association of Eastern Africa.
The first regular meeting took place yesterday (Sunday) at the University centre in Kabete, Nairobi. It was addressed by the Association's Chairman Mr. Farouk M, Topan, and by other prominent delegates.
The Conference has brought together over 100 language experts, teachers, inspectors of language teaching and translators from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and some from the U.S.A., Britain and Germany. They are submitting papers and discussing language policies, modernisation and standardisation of teaching methods.
Delegates will also discuss the problems encountered in their fields of study at secondary and university levels; the place of literature in language teaching; the role of the mass media in development; and national literatures.
Mr. Pio Zirimu of Uganda and Mr. Aseffa Gabre Mariam of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education and Fire Arts followed the Chairman to the rostrum at Sunday's meeting.