MIND YOUR LANGUAGE
ENGLISH is a medium of instruction at our schools and it’s also a universal language. It’s important our children understand and speak the language fluently if they are to get ahead in life.
But it’s not acceptable for young people to use English to be disrespectful towards their parents or grandparents.
Many elderly people who didn’t go beyond primary school level don’t understand English very well. When they address their children, they speak to
them in their language. For children to respond in English is disrespectful.
Children need to know that being better educated than their parents doesn’t mean they should disrespect them. Your parents put you in school so you can be employable when you graduate.
Continue to show them respect by speaking to them in the language they taught you, even if you attend school in town. PERCY MOFFAT, EMAIL