I am quoting this article with the intention of continuing this (tiresome to some!) debate. Personally, I say English should be given as high a priority as ki-Swahili in our schools. - 0 -British Council in Dar reiterates stance on English language test By Angel Navuri 2nd October 2009 The British Council in Dar es Salaam has reiterated its stance that all Tanzanian students applying for further studies in British universities would have to prove their language capability through English test to asses their proficiency. Sally Robiman, the British Council Director made the statement when responding to questions from journalists during a press conference held in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday. The question was about complaints raised by Tanzanian graduates who undergo English test when they want to join British universities, something many of them believe is unnecessary. The issue of Tanzanian graduates undergoing English test to prove their proficiency has not been brought up by the British Council, but the British universities themselves, she said. Robiman added that as long as English test is a must requirement by the British universities there is nothing the British Council could do about it. She said that English test has been there for British universities and this is one way to prove capability of English language both oral and written since it plays a big role for the studies. Speaking on the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference being held in Arusha, the British Council Business Director Joseph Ngwegwe said the grand international meeting is aimed at discussing the global crisis and how to go about the challenges facing the world. COPIED FROM ippmedia.com OF MORNING.