Educationists say there is need for the speedy production of material in all officially recognised national languages in line with the provisions of the new curriculum spearheaded by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

Tonga will be introduced at Advanced Level, while other languages such as Chewa, Venda and Nambya will be done at Grade 7.

Educationists in the sector said over the years some official languages have been neglected in the education system and it is high time resources and those who have knowledge in the subjects be roped in.

ZIMSEC Director, Mr Esau Nhandara said the ministry cannot examine students who do literature in languages other than English, Shona and Ndebele as there are no available novels in the system.

Studies have shown that the introduction a curriculum in all official languages at an early age can assist children in grasping concepts as well as promoting their cultural identity.