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Nigerians advocate use of local languages in education system

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By Caleb Ayansina
ABUJA – NIGERIANS have advocated for the adoption of major local languages in the country as official languages for teaching and leaning to ensure proper assimilation of subjects by students.

The participants at a one day seminar on Skills Building, Career Mentoring and Development for students in Government Secondary School in Nigeria agreed that solving language barrier in learning process would go along way to improve standard of education and enhance value orientation.

Mr Obasi Sunday, one of the participants at the seminar organised by the Skills Outside School Foundation in Abuja told Vanguard in an interview that use of local languages in teaching and learning by countries like China, India, etc facilitated their advancement socially and technologically.

According to him, “If Nigeria continues in the light of what we are doing today we are not going to see the light of the day interms of advancement.”

The Programme Manager of SOS, Bar. Ann Eze, noted that several factors contributed to the poor standard of education in the country.

She maintained that every child in Nigeria is talented, disagreeing with the submission by some quarters that Nigerian graduates are not employable.

Ann, who explained that the workshop was to equip growing up students with requsite knowledge needed to assist them in choosing their long-lasting career, disclosed that the fundation would still give scholarship to disadvantaged bright students.

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