6 December 2012

Nigeria: National Assembly to Make French Language Compulsory in Schools - Ihedioha

The National Assembly will soon enact a law to make the learning of French language compulsory in primary and secondary schools in the country.

Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives Emeka Ihedioha disclosed this during a lecture he delivered at the 20th anniversary of the Nigeria French Language Village in Lagos.

According to a statement by his spokesman Oke Epia, Ihedioha said the proposed legislation is part of measures to enhance the use of French language for the purpose of being able to fully tap into "numerous advantages to be derived in its usage in the area of economic, political, diplomatic and cultural relations."

While congratulating the Nigeria French Language Village for attaining the milestone feat of 20 years, Ihedioha recommended that French should be made a compulsory elective for all undergraduate students in the country."

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