In Lagos State government to enforce Yoruba language in schools

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The Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by the deputy state governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, disclosed the news on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

News reports have revealed that the Lagos State Government has agreed to make Yoruba language compulsory as a course of study in schools within the state.

The Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by the deputy state governor, Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule, disclosed the news on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Dr Adebule revealed that Yoruba language as a subject will be taught in primary and junior secondary schools all over the state.
The revelation was made during a stakeholders forum, organised by the Lagos State House of Assembly at Academy Hall, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos state.
The forum was put together to discuss the need to make Yoruba Language a compulsory teaching subject in all schools in the state.

According to Dr Adebule, the state government has noted the fact that the imposition of western culture and language on the Nigerian children has done a lot of damage to the rich local cultural heritage of Nigeria and the Yoruba people.

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