FG Okays Mother Tongue For Teaching In Primary Schools
Federal Government Council has approved the adoption of the use of mother tongue as a medium of instruction in primary schools in the country.
Education Minister, Mallam Adamu Adamu, announced this while addressing the State House Correspondents after the weekly meeting of the council at the presidential villa.
Adamu says that the mother tongue to be used in each school will be the dominant language spoken by the community where it is located.
He explains that the mother tongue will be used exclusively for the first six years of education in primary school.
The minister adds that the mother tongue would be combined with English Language from the junior secondary school level.
Adamu says the policy would be fully implemented when government develops instructional materials and qualified teachers are available.