Speaking on a Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation programme today, Kabimba said this was in line with the PF manifesto.
He said it was wrong to see local languages die while inhibiting the intelligence potential of the citizens.
“Zambian local languages are dying, we may not realize it now but that is the truth of the matter. Many of us at our homes today, use English as a medium of communication, even if we don’t speak it well. That is what we have taught our children. But this is a colonial hangover, it’s perceived as a sign of affluence. When your child speaks English then you are an affluent family but we don’t realize that what we are doing at the national level and for the future of our children is killing our vernacular languages.
He said the government is determined to review the current learning syllabus to allow the extended use of the New Break Through to Literacy (NBTL) teaching method.
Recently the minister of Education Dr John Phiri announced that government schools will adopt the use of vernacular languages for teaching all subjects including Mathematics and Sciences in lower basic schools.