Recently, top officials of the Nigerian French language village revealed a very interesting proposition still deep in formation for Nigerian journalists.
Professor Samuel Olabanji Aje, the Director General and CEO of the Nigerian French Village who was speaking at the schools 20th year anniversary press briefing said the village had intentions to offer French language courses to Nigerian journalists.
It was a pleasant surprise and journalists present at the briefing had laughed and applauded.
Professor Aje said “we want our brothers in the media to be able to utilize this tool to help broaden their reporting horizon. They can now go after french related stories without the need of interpreters.
After an intensive programme in our institution that will only run for months, our journalists can learn to become formidable in the french language which will be an unquantifiable asset in their chosen profession”
The NFL chief said the school was in the mood of true celebration after twenty long years of service to Nigerian students of french language.
The language village was established in 1991, primarily to run mandatory Language Immersion programmes (LIP) for students of tertiary institutions across the country.
In the 20 years of it’s inception, the village has successfully trained over 45,000 Nigerians from different walks of life.
Professor Aje said “we now want this flock to involve journalists as well. It will leave a significant landmark in the institutions educational terrain which happens to remains the only school offering this kind of educational service in any Anglophone setting world wide”