FG Approves Use of Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Other Languages in Primary Schools

FG Approves Use of Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, Other Languages in Primary Schools

  • The federal government says it has adopted mother tongue as the mode of instruction in primary schools
  • However, the Buhari's administration through Adamu Adamu, minister of education noted that its implementation will be challenging
  • According to the minister, the implication of this is that the first six years of school should be in the mother tongue

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In a move that will excite some Nigerians, especially those who have clamouring for the use of the country's indigenous languages, the federal government has declared that mother tongue will henceforth be adopted as the mode of instruction in primary schools.

This was disclosed by Adamu Adamu, minister of education after a meeting of the federal executive council (FEC), The Cable reports.

FG adopts use of mother tongue in primary schools.
The Muhammadu Buhari's administration has adopted mother tongue as the mode of instruction in primary schools. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“A memo on national policy was approved by the council. So, Nigeria now has a national language policy and the details will be given later by the ministry. One of the highlights is that the government has agreed now that henceforth, instruction in primary schools — the first six years of learning — will be in the mother tongue.

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“Theoretically, this policy starts from today, but the use of mother tongue is exclusive. We need time to develop the material, get the teachers, and so on.
“Since the first six years of school should be in the mother tongue, the language of the host community is what will be used because we have 625 languages at the last count and the objective of this policy is to promote and enhance the cultivation and use of all Nigerian languages.”

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Meanwhile, some classmates of the student of Federal University Dustse Jigawa who was allegedly picked up by some security officers in plain clothes have given an insight into who Aminu Adamu is.

Adamu was arrested by security operatives over a tweet he made about the First Lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari.

However, describing his person, one of his classmates in Jigawa Kabiru Korial said that Adamu is one of their best students and that they call him Alameen.

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