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Imo seeks France’s assistance on language centres

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI—Imo State Government has solicited the assistance of the French Government in the establishment of French Language Centres at Orlu and Okigwe senatorial zones of the state.

The Commissioner for Education, Professor Jude Njoku, made the appeal when he received in audience, the Executive Director and Linguistic Attache, South East Zone, Alliance Francaise, Mr. Maxime Gaudine.

“I will use this opportunity to solicit the assistance of the French Government in the establishment of French Language Centres at Orlu and Okigwe, as well as the introduction of French language in the state’s primary schools,” the Commissioner said.

He regretted the lack of adequate number of French teachers in the pilot public schools in the state, reiterating that government was aware that this was part of the cooperation agreement entered into by the parties.

Earlier, Gaudine applauded the existing cordial relationship between Imo State government and his establishment.

Explaining that he had just taken over from his predecessor, Dr. Patrick Thirioux, he said that he was in the state to find technical support between the Imo pilot schools and their counterparts in France.


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