FG: Mother Tongue Now Compulsory In Primary Schools for 2023 session.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new National Language Policy which makes mother tongue compulsory medium of instruction from Primary 1 to 6.…
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new National Language Policy which makes mother tongue compulsory medium of instruction from Primary 1 to 6.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced this Wednesday while briefing State House reporters after the federal cabinet meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The minister, whose responses to questions suggested that the government was cognizant of the challenges that the implementation would face, said mother tongue would be used exclusively for the first six years of education while it will be combined with English language from Junior Secondary School.
He said the policy had officially taken effect could only be fully implemented when government developed instructional materials and provided qualified teachers.
He also said the mother tongue to be used in each school will be the dominant language spoken by the community where it is located.