Yoruba Language To Be Made Compulsory In Lagos Schools


The Lagos State Government has concluded to implement the teaching of Yoruba language and making it compulsory in all public schools in the state.

The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, who was represent by his deputy, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said that the subject would deb taught in primary and junior secondary schools across the state.

At a stakeholders forum yesterday, which was organise by the Lagos State House of Assembly at Academy Hall, this information was disclosed by the governor.

He also noted on the importance of children, not only to learn the language spoken in their environment, but to also learn abut the culture and the people’s general way of life, adding that is it very important for every Yoruba child to be able to speak the language fluently, enriched with adequate cultural norms of the people so as to guarantee a responsible life in the future.

The governor also praised the stat those of Assembly for all efforts to ensure that Yoruba language is not relegated to the background, he noted that their effort would further help the state government in the implementation of its policy on the teaching of Yoruba language. He also added that the house would aid in making appropriate legislations that would back up government efforts at making Yoruba language a compulsory subject in all schools in the state.


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