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Councils fail in duty to provide mother-tongue instruction

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07:15 CET+01:00
Over half of Sweden’s municipalities don’t offer lessons taught in students’ native languages, according to a survey carried out by Swedish Radio.

The primary cause is a lack of qualified teachers.

Students with Somali, Roma, or Arabic as their first language are most affected.

Three of four municipalities have also had difficulty recruiting instructors to lead mother-tongue classes.

“We’re not going to let ourselves accept such ‘excuses’ from the municipalities. They must show that they are trying to recruit,” said Alf Johansson, a lawyer with the inspection division of the National Agency for Education.

250 of Sweden’s 290 municipalities participated in the survey.

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