The teaching of English in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authored by: Alicia Fentiman , Dominic Wyse , Lillian Indira Vikiru

The Routledge International Handbook of English, Language and Literacy Teaching

Print publication date:  February  2010
Online publication date:  February  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415469036
eBook ISBN: 9780203863091
Adobe ISBN: 9781135183141


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In the year 2000, governments around the world pledged to support a global commitment to eight goals which would enable access and equity to improve the lives of all. These are referred to as the Millennium Development Goals or MDGs (United Nations Development Group, 2003: 3–4). One of the goals is linked directly to education, and states as follows.

Goal 2 Achieve Universal Primary Education

Target: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling

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