Group Lauds FG on New Language Policy
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on December 20, 2022
A socio-cultural organisation, the Esan Okpa Initiative (EOI), has lauded the federal government over the new National Language Policy which makes it compulsory for the teaching of indigenous languages at the first six years of a child‘s education-that’s primary one to six.
Commending the federal government for this policy which it contends may breathe new life to the language of many of the over 500 ethnic groups in the country that are presently threatened with extinction, the group in a statement issued in Benin-city and signed by its President, Mathew Egbadon, and its Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tony Iyare, said the government’s move to also ensure that the indigenous language is taught along with English at the first three years of secondary school (JSS1-3) is redeeming.
Showering encomiums on the authorities of Glorious Vision University (formerly Samuel Adegboyega University), Ogwa, for commencing a certificate course in Esan Language, it calls on the Edo State Government and the authorities of the AAU to also kick-start the process of teaching the language.