Educationists commend LASG for promoting Yoruba language in schools

Some educationists have commended the Lagos State Government for adopting the Yoruba language in conducting classroom activities once a week.

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Some educationists have commended the Lagos State Government for adopting the Yoruba language in conducting classroom activities once a week.

The educationists spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in interviews on Friday in Lagos.

NAN reports that the state government in February 2018 enacted the “Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion Law’’.

The law declared Wednesdays as the Yoruba Speaking Day, mandating primary and post-primary schools in the state to use the language for all teaching and learning activities, starting from the morning assembly.

Mr Yomi Otubela, the Proprietor of Lagooz Schools, Agege, described the idea as a welcome development.

“The idea of Yoruba anthem is a welcome development.

“The local language is part of our children’s heritage and speaking it will go a long way in helping the child to develop.

“English, French and other foreign languages can only be secondary.

“Countries like France, Germany and China, among others, use their local languages for instructions in schools,’’ Otubela said.

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