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Lagos Public, Private Schools To Resume Teaching Of Yoruba Language

Posted: Jun 18, 2015 at 4:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tunde Opeseitan, Lagos

The Lagos State House of Assembly Thursday posed a request before the state’s Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for all schools within the state resume compulsory teaching of Yoruba language.

The request, if granted, would not be limited to public schools alone, as private primary and secondary schools will also be expected to build the Language into their curricula.

The call is sequel to the adoption of a resolution on a motion to revive teaching of the language in schools in the state, which the lawmakers believed will save the language from going into extinction.

The motion was moved by member representing Alimosho Constituency 1, Bisi Yusuf and seconded by the member representing Lagos Mainland Constituency 2, Oladele Adekanye.

Meanwhile, members of the Lagos State Assembly have agreed to go back to their respective constituencies to promote the teaching of the language by organising competitions among pupils and students, in order to encourage them to be fluent in speaking the language.

They have also muted the idea of holding a Stakeholders’ parley where Ministry of Education officials, educationists, parents, teachers, among others would be invited to brainstorm on the way


Member, representing Epe Constituency 2, Segun Olulade, in his contribution, explained that countries like Germany, China and France used their languages as official medium of communication, wondering why teaching and communicating in Yoruba Language should receive poor attention by parents and children generally.