FG Approves use of Vernacular to be use for Teaching in Primary Schools
The federal government has approved a new National Language Policy that lets public primary schools all over the country use local dialects as a way to teach and learn.
Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, said this on Wednesday, November 30, after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). He said that the mother tongue will be used only for the first six years of school, but that it will be used along with the English Language starting in Junior Secondary School.
He also said that each school’s mother tongue will be the main language spoken in the neighborhood where the school is.
The minister also said that even though the policy has officially started, it won’t be put into place until teaching materials are made and there are enough qualified teachers.